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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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
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.
September 30, 2016
Pulling the item was something of a surprise, and it indicates there is a lack of support for Wheeler's overarching proposal, writes Doug Brake in Innovation Files.
September 30, 2016
By eliminating price-distorting tariffs, countries give their business and citizens access to more diverse goods at lower prices, and thereby increase the stock of knowledge available to innovators everywhere, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 22, 2016
Five years after the furor over the Stop Online Piracy Act, empirical evidence shows blocking piracy sites is effective and does no harm. This should serve as an object lesson for policymakers to take alarmist rhetoric with a grain of salt.
August 12, 2016
Foreign patent applications in technology fields of strategic importance to China are less likely to be approved than local applications, writes Stephen Ezell in Innovation Files.
August 12, 2016
Counterfeit goods accounted for 2.5 percent of global trade in 2013, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

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