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.
January 30, 2017
ITIF welcomes the House Judiciary Committee’s proposal to modernize the Copyright Office by granting it with new authority over its technology and budget. An independent Copyright Office would be a more cost-effective one, able to deliver more convenience and better services to the public.
January 25, 2017
International patent data show a slowly diminishing gender gap aggregated across patent applications each year; from 1995 to 2015, female participation in patenting doubled, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 16, 2016
ITIF offers a set of actionable proposals to spur innovation, productivity, and competitiveness that the Trump administration can accomplish in its first year.
November 3, 2016
How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Will Strengthen Singapore’s Innovation Economy (Like America’s)
As Singapore continues its efforts to transform a small island nation into a global innovation hub, the innovation-enabling trade regime the Trans-Pacific Partnership fosters will benefit all industries but especially advanced technology ones, in areas such as life sciences and information technology, on which Singapore’s economy (like America’s) increasingly thrives, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 2, 2016
Fact of the Week: When a Breakthrough Drug Receives an Additional Year of Market Exclusivity, 20% More Drugs are Approved in the Same Class.
Every additional year of market exclusivity given to a breakthrough compound increases the number of subsequent drugs approved in that class by between 18 and 25 percent—20 percent on average, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 27, 2016
Commercial spying is a threat not just to U.S. companies, but also to U.S. national security, writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files. Our national security now critically depends on our national power, which in turn is dependent on broad-based U.S. technological leadership.
October 26, 2016
Foreign Commercial Espionage: U.S. Government Strategies to Mitigate Threats in a Changing Innovation Environment
Join ITIF and the authors of a new book on foreign intellectual property theft to discuss U.S. innovation security, approaches to mitigate threats, and implications for policymakers going forward.
October 11, 2016
For anyone who may have doubted it to be the case, a recent report from the U.S. Commerce Department demonstrates that intellectual property is extremely important to the U.S. economy, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
October 7, 2016
Much of the opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership is untrue or misguided, writes Nigel Cory in Entrepreneur.
October 6, 2016
It’s time for EFF to stop peddling fear to consumers and users, and providing shelter to “vandals, vigilantes, and mercenaries,” who hide in EFF’s shadow, writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.