Innovation Files Blog

June 1, 2020
AI-related publications increased 10 percent annually from 2005 to 2015, growing to 23 percent a year from 2015 to 2018.
May 27, 2020
In contrast to what critics might assert, now is not the time to undermine either the IP rights or reasonable pricing reimbursement approaches that have underpinned so much successful biomedical innovation, and which will be key to getting through this crisis.
May 26, 2020
The changing rate of technological advancement is a large source of controversy, with fears of both acceleration and stagnation. A new paper has sought to examine more granularly where this growth is occurring, identifying 1,757 technology domains and assessing the importance of new patents in those domains from 1976 to 2015.
May 26, 2020
The notion that The New York Times Company is improving privacy for its readers is pure illusion. The company is going to continue to deliver targeted ads to users. But instead of targeting ads to users based on profiles created by third-party ad networks, the company will be creating user profiles itself.
May 26, 2020
The WTO can’t afford to put negotiations on hold during COVID-19—it needs to turn from laggard to leader in moving to digital operations.
May 22, 2020
It is important to remember that companies are allowed, and even encouraged, to compete hard in the marketplace by offering customers better and cheaper products and services. The inevitable consequence of this is that firms with less competitive products lose market share.
May 18, 2020
Digital technology adoption has spread rapidly through the economy, revolutionizing many processes. A new study examines how this change has taken place, interviewing 1,700 companies across the United States and European Union.
May 18, 2020
The trade ban limits the ability of U.S. companies to effectively participate in standards setting organizations whenever Huawei is present. This constraint only hurts U.S. competitiveness with no clear benefit and should have been addressed by the Department of Commerce long ago.
May 15, 2020
The global community will only be able to overcome the coronavirus pandemic through intense collaboration, turbocharged innovation, and open trade, uninhibited by artificial barriers or restrictions—particularly when comes to medical supplies and research data.
May 11, 2020
The automation of manufacturing industries is a major public concern due to the salience of layoffs that are directly attributed to robot adoption. But closer analysis of automation’s impacts generally reveals that these fears are overblown.