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.
January 10, 2020
Comments to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Intellectual Property Law and Policy
U.S. laws and regulations should recognize and protect AI-generated IP, and assign ownership of AI-generated work to the person or organization that owns the AI.
November 26, 2019
Congress should ratify the proposed USMCA and in particular support its provision requiring 10 years of data protection for biologic drugs. The result will be a more competitive U.S. biopharmaceutical industry, more high-paying American jobs and more incentives to produce new cures.
November 7, 2019
Speaking at the 2019 World Intellectual Property Forum in Taiwan, Stephen Ezell outlined a series of recommendations for policymakers to chart a path forward for intellectual property rights.
September 12, 2019
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation examining why quantum computing leadership matters for nations, assessing which nations are leading in developing intellectual property in quantum information sciences, and explaining what types of policies countries need to implement in their quest for quantum computing leadership.
August 21, 2019
While these two companies were right to finally cut ties with the notorious “cesspool of hate” after mounting public pressure, they should also be cutting their ties to other bad actors on the Internet, including those that engage in online piracy.
July 29, 2019
Fact of the Week: Secret Patents Filed in 1945 Were Cited 15 Percent More Than Secret Patents Filed in 1940
From 1940 to 1945, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued more than 11,000 secrecy orders on patent applications deemed important to the war effort, forbidding inventors from disclosing their discoveries or filing patents in other countries. Secret patents can prevent inventors from defending their intellectual property or commercializing their inventions and prevent other scientists from learning from the advances to make further discoveries.
May 29, 2019
In an important development for India’s digital economy, the Delhi High Court issued a decision on April 10 that provides a new policy tool for right holders to better protect the intellectual property that is tied up in their copyrighted music, movies, and other digital content.
April 25, 2019
There is a clear lesson for consumers: do not use piracy apps. Do not download them and do not purchase streaming device boxes with these apps preloaded. They are untrustworthy.
April 25, 2019
Countries with robust IP rights and protections must recognize that new energy, new tactics, and a new strategy are needed to encourage other nations to contribute more and detract less from global innovation.
January 22, 2019
Intellectual property regimes that tilt too far toward granting data rights run the risk of stifling needed data sharing, while regimes that tilt foo far in the other direction risk limiting incentives for data collection and innovation.