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.
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.
July 2, 2018
Article 13 of the proposed EU Copyright Directive is a reasonable proposal that protects intellectual property, preserves consumer interests, and fosters the European digital economy, and the European Parliament should proceed with this reform writes Daniel Castro and Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
June 12, 2018
While website blocking was never going to be the silver bullet to solve piracy online, this was never the goal, merely that it be one of the many tools in the toolbox that countries can use to fight piracy and improve the market for legal content online writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
May 16, 2018
The current music licensing system is labyrinthine, often failing to pay artists and publishers fair rates for all their works while also limiting how the digital media platforms that license this music can innovate. Congress is trying to fix that.
March 26, 2018
America’s lead in life sciences is being challenged. Other countries are aggressively seeking to attract and grow companies with innovation-based tax incentives, a range of firm-specific enticements, increased government research funding, improved IP protections, and streamlined regulatory approval processes. The federal government should act to ensure U.S. life sciences remain competitive.
March 7, 2018
Please join ITIF for a panel discussion on the challenges associated with piracy from streaming media boxes, its impact on the creative industry, and steps policymakers can take to protect lawful U.S. businesses.
February 27, 2018
Comments to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on Proposed Anti-Piracy Rules
Blocking websites that peddle pirated content is an effective and beneficial policy, ITIF argues in comments to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
February 14, 2018
A Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) proposal to block access to online piracy expands on successful efforts in other countries while imposing extraordinary safeguards to protect users’ digital rights, ITIF’s Daniel Castro and Alan McQuinn write in The Hill Times.
October 30, 2017
Fact of the Week: After Japan Opened a High-Speed Railway Line Between Tokyo and Nagano, Patenting by Businesses Along the Line Increased 5 Percent
After Japan opened a high-speed railway line between Tokyo and Nagano in 1997, patenting by businesses along the line increased 5 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
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.