Intellectual Property

From vaccines and therapeutics to delivery robots, intellectual property has played an indispensable role in facilitating development of a range of inventive products that have helped address health care, work, and social challenges brought on by the pandemic.
Intellectual Property
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May 24, 2021
Please join ITIF and Geneva Network for a discussion on the role of IP rights in vaccine and therapeutic R&D, manufacturing, and preparedness for future pandemics. Panelists from around the world will discuss the best ways to scale up mass vaccine and therapeutic manufacturing and examine the implications that would arise from a global waiver of IP rights.
May 7, 2021
It would be a massive step in the right direction if policymakers in the United States and around the world could focus on the facts and weigh up the various interests and stakeholders in a similarly sober and dispassionate way as the CJEU.
April 29, 2021
ITIF hosted an expert panel discussion about the report and the vital role IP has played throughout the pandemic.
April 29, 2021
From vaccines and therapeutics to delivery robots, intellectual property has played an indispensable role in facilitating development of a range of inventive products that have helped address health care, work, and social challenges brought on by the pandemic.
April 9, 2021
The United States and other developed, democratic societies have a moral obligation to ensure the world’s citizens receive COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics. But there is absolutely no need to abrogate IP rights to fulfill that objective.
April 2, 2021
Intellectual property has proved to be indispensable in developing effective vaccines and therapeutics. Nevertheless, advocates have seized the moment to petition the WTO’s TRIPS Council not just to suspend patents, but also to reform national copyright laws governing digital access to knowledge, and data and text mining.
March 31, 2021
President Biden’s American Jobs Plan proposes many laudable and much-needed investments and programmatic improvements to America’s innovation system. But they will only succeed if they are part of a holistic approach that’s complemented by other equally necessary policies, such as investments in workforce training and STEM education, and maintaining robust IP protections.
March 25, 2021
ITIF and the Bayh-Dole Coalition hosted a joint video webinar that will clarify the provision’s intent and explain once and for all how Bayh-Dole’s march-in right can and cannot be used.
March 17, 2021
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a video webinar to discuss the role of data and AI to counter the growing threat from global counterfeiting networks.
March 9, 2021
Amidst an unprecedented pace of innovation, some 90 developing nations, led by India and South Africa, have petitioned the WTO’s TRIPS Council calling for a waiver to suspend all IP rights associated with COVID-19 innovations—again asserting the false narrative that IP rights inhibit access to medicines.

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