Unfortunately, some people are exploiting the pandemic for their own gain.
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.
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.