Intellectual property rights and protections have allowed corporations and start-ups in a wide range of industries to develop and commercialize thousands of innovations in the past year to meet critical societal challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic—from new vaccines and therapeutics to video conferencing technologies and delivery robots.
April 29, 2021
IP Has Enabled Thousands of Critical Innovations for COVID-19 Challenges, ITIF Argues in New Report Highlighting 10 Case Studies
April 27, 2021
ITIF, the R Street Institute, and Four Other Organizations from Across the Political Spectrum Release Statement in Defense of Business Size Agnosticism
WASHINGTON—The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the R Street Institute, and four other organizations have released a set of principles in defense of a diversity of enterpris
April 26, 2021
China’s Mercantilist Policies Slow Innovation in the High-Speed Rail Sector, New Report Finds; With 70% of the Global Market, State-Backed Chinese Firm CRRC May Cut Foreign Firm Patents by Half
China has become a dominant player in the high-speed rail sector by using mercantilist policies such as subsidies, mandated mergers, and forced technology transfers to give a competitive edge to its state-backed champion, CRRC, at the expense of more innovative firms in Japan and Europe.
April 23, 2021
Biden’s Climate Summit Recognizes Clean Energy and Climate Innovation As Key To Achieving Goals, ITIF Says
Without more rapid innovation, promises to cut emissions will be hollow. Now the leaders need to follow through by investing public resources to spark innovation, aligning regulations and incentives to sustain innovation, and working with the private sector and civil society to deploy systems that make full use of innovation.
April 21, 2021
The Endless Frontier Act Is America’s Definitive Step Toward Restoring Global Leadership in the Advanced-Technology Industries of the Future, Says ITIF
WASHINGTON—Following the introduction of the Endless Frontier Act today by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen.
February 5, 2021
Dr. Atkinson is president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a research group that gets funding from telecom and tech companies including Intel.
January 31, 2021
“Once these 5G networks deployed on this mid-band spectrum are rolled out, the performance jump is going to be so dramatic, that if carriers are not in that game they’re going to get left beh
January 28, 2021
David Hart, senior fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, said that several provisions that aimed to foment interagency coordination on climate and clean energy — inc
January 27, 2021
Compared to China, U.S. investment is vastly inadequate. The U.S. put in place a network of manufacturing research institutes (e.g., Manufacturing USA).
January 20, 2021
“I think for the Internet industry, in particular, it’s going to be a hard road ahead for them,” said Rob Atkinson, the president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation think