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.
October 25, 2017
ITIF Filing to USTR on Section 301 Investigation of China’s Policies and Practices Related to Tech Transfer, IP, and Innovation
China’s objective is to become competitive across virtually all advanced-technology industries—and the techniques it is using pose a direct, and even existential, threat to high-tech industries in the United States and other countries.
October 16, 2017
It’s time for a new approach to counterintelligence outreach to the commercial sector—one that focuses more on recognizing and responding to threat indicators, less on turning to investigators once damage has already been done.
October 10, 2017
Fact of the Week: The United States Developed 75 Percent of all Artificial Intelligence Patents From 2000 to 2016
U.S. businesses and universities developed 75 percent of all global patents in artificial intelligence from 2000 to 2016, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 25, 2017
Fact of the Week: Startups That are Successful in Their First Patent Applications go on to Develop 42 Percent More Subsequent Patents Than Startups That are Rejected
When a startup receives a patent, it hires an average of 16 more workers and generates $10.6 million more sales over the next five years, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 31, 2017
President Widodo promised a renewed focus on innovation and economic growth. But his government has undermined its own strategic goals by badly weakening intellectual property laws that are critical for innovative industries are to thrive.
May 9, 2017
The Trump administration’s trade strategy has largely taken aim at unfair trade practices in traditional industries. Yet, as Philip Stevens and Nigel Cory explain in The Hill, foreign actors are threatening another major component of the U.S. economy that we hear much less about: the theft of knowledge and IP in a wide variety of traditional and high-tech sectors.
April 26, 2017
Today is World Intellectual Property Day, an important moment to consider the critical relationship between intellectual property (IP) protection and innovation, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
April 24, 2017
Stephen Ezell explains in Innovation Files how when Brazil's intellectual property rights improved, a new anti-inflammatory drug derived from the country's diverse ecology was developed.
April 24, 2017
GE and Philips’ experience in India is a clear example of how global companies—whose business models rely on intellectual property—can leverage technology transfer, intellectual property, and global research and production networks to develop innovative solutions to local health problems, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
April 21, 2017
Efforts to develop Web standards for content protected by digital rights management has met misguided opposition from advocacy groups, writes Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.