Intellectual Property

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.
Intellectual Property
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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
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
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
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
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
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.

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