Intellectual Property

The advocacy group’s annual report on Internet and digital media freedom is more polemic than dispassionate analysis. The State Department should stop funding it unless it focuses on true violations of Internet freedom, such as political persecution.
Intellectual Property
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June 29, 2020
A substantial portion of patents (28.2 percent in 2017) rely on government-funded research.
June 29, 2020
There is a vibrant debate underway in Washington about how to respond to China, particularly its “innovation mercantilist” policies.
June 15, 2020
Researchers estimate that Chinese companies with a CEO who has less than a college degree invest 1.6 percent less of their assets into R&D and file 28 percent fewer patent applications.
June 8, 2020
The advocacy group’s annual report on Internet and digital media freedom is more polemic than dispassionate analysis. The State Department should stop funding it unless it focuses on true violations of Internet freedom, such as political persecution.
May 4, 2020
Artificial intelligence (AI) is widely considered to have the potential to dramatically re-shape industries throughout the economy, which creates incentives for companies to conceal their research. Despite this, a new study posits that AI science and technology are deeply linked, with academic papers spurring industrial applications and vice versa.
April 23, 2020
Recognizing the central catalytic role that intellectual property rights play in fostering knowledge-driven innovation, select members of the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA), a global network of 36 independent think tanks supporting global trade liberalization and integration, released a statement affirming the crucial importance that IP has in our global economy.
April 7, 2020
The Pirate Bay (TPB), the most notorious online platform for disseminating copyright-infringing files, recently regained its spot as the world’s top torrent site. The platform’s stubborn 17-year existence shows how much work policymakers have left to do in order to curb illegal access to digital content, even though in the case of TPB the work is as simple as mandating Internet service providers to block it.
February 24, 2020
Working together, firms from different parts of the digital economy can disrupt the supply side of the digital piracy equation to make it harder and costlier for illicit operators to function.
February 7, 2020
Congress may not be ever able to entirely eradicate digital piracy, but it should strive for better policies and stronger enforcement to bring piracy levels down to a minimum.
February 5, 2020
Delinking the cost of R&D from the final prices of medicines and making governments the funders and planners of drug development would be rife with problems.

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