Innovation Files Blog

October 26, 2020
Federal spending on R&D has spurred job creation, directly and indirectly supporting more than 1.6 million jobs in 2018, according to a recent report that PWC prepared for Breakthrough Energy.
October 22, 2020
Fighting the latest evolution of piracy involves two new tools: live blocking and dynamic injunctions. This post highlights recent developments in the use of these two tools.
October 19, 2020
A new study finds that countries are 25 to 60 percent more likely to gain advantage in patenting in certain technologies, given a twofold increase in the number of foreign inventors from nations that specialize in those same technologies.
October 13, 2020
A new study has found that firms with CEOs who turned 18 during the Cultural Revolution spend less on R&D, generate fewer patents, and receive fewer citations to these patents.
October 7, 2020
Rather than carefully applying antitrust law to address clear problems, Chairman Cicilline and his Democratic colleagues would seek to restructure markets to achieve significantly more competition. Such a broad attack would harm consumer welfare and inhibit innovation.
October 7, 2020
The majority should seize this opportunity to take a deliberative, bipartisan approach to advancing the public interest instead of adopting drastic, ill-advised measures that would harm consumers and deter innovation.
October 5, 2020
A study of manufacturing in India finds that the informal segment is harmful to the growth in productivity of the manufacturing sector, because workers move on average from more productive formal employment to less productive informal employment.
October 5, 2020
The most important determinant of a nation’s economic wellbeing is the growth in per-capita GDP. The principle way that growth occurs is through productivity growth.
October 1, 2020
According to DuckDuckGo, Google’s auction method for determining which search engines appear in the preference menu is a “pay-to-play” system that prices some search engines, like itself, out of the market. There are several flaws in DuckDuckGo’s arguments.