Council for Innovation Promotion

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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Council for Innovation Promotion Statement on IRA Price Negotiation List

WASHINGTON (August 29, 2023) — 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

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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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