Unfortunately, some people are exploiting the pandemic for their own gain.
April 26, 2017
Today is World Intellectual Property Day, an important moment to consider the critical relationship between intellectual property (IP) protection and innovation, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
April 24, 2017
Stephen Ezell explains in Innovation Files how when Brazil's intellectual property rights improved, a new anti-inflammatory drug derived from the country's diverse ecology was developed.
April 24, 2017
GE and Philips’ experience in India is a clear example of how global companies—whose business models rely on intellectual property—can leverage technology transfer, intellectual property, and global research and production networks to develop innovative solutions to local health problems, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
April 21, 2017
Efforts to develop Web standards for content protected by digital rights management has met misguided opposition from advocacy groups, writes Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.
March 9, 2017
Innovation and the property rights that secure it are key to meeting global health problems, write Stephen Ezell and Mark Schultz.
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.