Council for Innovation Promotion

The Council for Innovation Promotion Releases Statement on the Passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein

Washington, D.C. (September 29) — The Council for Innovation Promotion released the following statement today following the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.): “Senator Feinstein’s life of public service should be an inspiration to all of us. She had a significant impact on virtually every policy area during her thirty years in the U.S. Senate. …

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New Op-Ed from Former GA Rep. Doug Collins: Congress Must Fix U.S. Patent System

Former Georgia Congressman Doug Collins recently published an opinion piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on how 11 years of ill-informed Supreme Court decisions have substantially weakened IP rights and set back American innovation — and how the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act would remedy this problem to revitalize numerous high-tech industries. Collins explains how rulings like …

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New Op-Ed from former NIST Director Walter Copan: The U.S. is Losing Its Technological Edge. Congress Must Intervene to Take it Back.

Walter Copan, Ph.D. — vice president for research and technology transfer at the Colorado School of Mines, senior advisor with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and former director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) — recently published an opinion piece in the Boulder Daily Camera explaining the importance of …

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Celebrating American Innovation: Clarence Birdseye

C4IP is recognizing Clarence Birdseye — the “Father of Frozen Food” — whose invention of the quick-freezing method pioneered the modern frozen foods industry. Clarence Birdseye was born in 1886 in Brooklyn, New York. From an early age, Birdseye had a strong interest in the natural sciences; he studied biology for two years at Amherst College before leaving to …

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New Op-Ed from former TX Rep. Lamar Smith: Two bipartisan bills can revitalize American innovation

Today, former Texas Congressman Lamar Smith published an opinion piece in the Dallas Morning News on two bipartisan bills that could revitalize innovation and help entrepreneurs in the United States: the PREVAIL Act and the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act. The PREVAIL Act would reform the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), preventing Big Tech firms …

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New Op-Ed from former VT Gov. Howard Dean: Supreme Court has weakened U.S. patents, cue Congress

Over the weekend, former DNC Chair and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean published an opinion piece in the Boston Herald encouraging Congress to pass the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act. The legislation, introduced by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), aims to eliminate uncertainty caused by Supreme Court rulings around what types of inventions are …

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The Council for Innovation Promotion Releases Statement on IRA Price Negotiation List

WASHINGTON (August 29) — Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the initial 10 prescription drugs subject to price controls under the Inflation Reduction Act. Frank Cullen, executive director of the Council for Innovation Promotion, issued the following statement regarding the development: “Today’s announcement marks a concerning turn for America’s intellectual property system. …

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New Resource: Perspectives on IP and Technology Transfer in the United States

On July 31, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) held a workshop with the intent of delving into the policies and methods that guide biomedical innovation and ensure public access to discoveries supported by the agency. The forum aimed to address the NIH’s approach to patenting and licensing biomedical inventions. Additional topics included the agency’s …

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