There is both excitement and trepidation about the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and its ability to power growth around the world—and one critical question is how its impacts may differ in developed and developing economies.
August 23, 2018
As Nigel Cory writes for Mint, the Reserve Bank of India’s proposal that digital payment companies store all user data in India is both unnecessary and misguided.
August 21, 2018
As Michael McLaughlin writes for the Economic Times, there are several ways to limit the spread and influence of false information. Rather than policing private communications or banning WhatsApp entirely, the Indian government should work to increase digital media literacy and prosecute violent actors.
August 20, 2018
Duty-free access to U.S. markets represents a major benefit for many trading partners that clearly do not provide fair and reasonable market access or treatment of U.S. firms and their goods and services.
August 15, 2018
Vietnam's cybersecurity law is the latest illustration of a growing trend toward using broad definitions of national security and the public interest to justify data protection rules that amount to digital protectionism, Nigel Cory writes for Nikkei Asian Review.
April 30, 2018
Intellectual property rights go a long way to helping transform clever ideas into life-saving products that address global health challenges, ITIF’s Stephen Ezell and Mark Schultz of the Southern Illinois University School of Law write for Brink News.
April 24, 2018
Twenty-five case studies underscore how innovators in developing countries—often enabled by robust IP rights—are achieving advances in life sciences and healthcare that benefit people around the world.
April 24, 2018
Please join ITIF and the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property for an event releasing a new report that documents 25 cases of primarily developing-world entrepreneurs meeting global health challenges by “innovating for health.” The event will discuss what policies, including intellectual property, are needed to underpin successful life-sciences innovation in both the developed and developing world and feature presentations from several developing-country healthcare innovators who are leveraging IP, science, and technology to create a better world.
March 29, 2018
It is imperative that the United States do more to identify, analyze, and respond to the growing number of countries which are enacting unfair and discriminatory policies that target U.S. ICT firms. The U.S.’s position as a world leader in many high-tech sectors will be undermined if these modern trade barriers continue to spread.
October 24, 2017
The lack of alternative diagnostic options has become a major roadblock to getting more people with HIV on the path to treatment. But an innovative new product may finally do this.
October 2, 2017
Fact of the Week: Reducing Tariffs Accounted for Fourth-Fifths of China’s Manufacturing Productivity Growth in the 6 Years Following its Accession to the WTO
After China acceded to the WTO, the trade-creation impact accounted for four-fifths of its manufacturing productivity growth in the next six years, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.