Google today responded to concerns that EU antitrust regulators lodged in April about the company's businesses practices related to the Android mobile operating system. None of the concerns are valid, says Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.
Innovation Files Blog
November 10, 2016
November 9, 2016
Val Giddings discusses a recent New York Times article on genetically modified crops in Innovation Files.
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.
November 2, 2016
Fact of the Week: From 1997-2001, 45% of Norway’s Manufacturing Growth Came From More-Productive Firms Gaining Market Share From Less-Productive Ones
From 1997 to 2001, about 45 percent of Norwegian non-oil manufacturing growth can be explained by reallocation effects--when more-productive firms progressively gain larger shares of the market at the expense of less-productive ones, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 27, 2016
Commercial spying is a threat not just to U.S. companies, but also to U.S. national security, writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files. Our national security now critically depends on our national power, which in turn is dependent on broad-based U.S. technological leadership.
October 21, 2016
Fact of the Week: Only 35% of All U.S. Firms Will Still Be in Business in 10 Years—But 80% of Those Conducting R&D Will
U.S. firms that invest in R&D have greater operational longevity than firms that do not, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 17, 2016
Too little, not too much, technology may be responsible for slow median wage growth that frustrates voters this election, writes Adams Nager in Innovation Files.
October 14, 2016
Fact of the Week: Among Low-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Uganda Have Shown the Most Progress Since 2012 in Developing Innovation Capabilities
According to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) annual Global Innovation Index, which ranks nations’ innovation ecosystems according to 82 indicators, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Uganda distinguish themselves as low-income Sub-Saharan nations that have shown the most progress since 2012 in developing better innovation ecosystems, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 11, 2016
For anyone who may have doubted it to be the case, a recent report from the U.S. Commerce Department demonstrates that intellectual property is extremely important to the U.S. economy, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.