Council for Innovation Promotion

FY2023 Omnibus Bill Includes Pro-IP Provisions, Avoids IP Landmines

WASHINGTON (December 21, 2022) — Congressional appropriators recently unveiled their $1.7 trillion omnibus funding package, which is likely to face a vote by the end of this week. Frank Cullen, executive director of the Council for Innovation Promotion, released the following statement on the package: “C4IP is pleased that pro-IP provisions were included in the […]

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The counterfeiters who steal Christmas

They may not have green fur or hearts that are three sizes too small. Yet counterfeiters — individuals who illegally reproduce and sell fake versions of a trademarked product — are stealing an unprecedented amount of intellectual property from underneath inventors’ trees this year. As of August, U.S. Customs and Border Protection had confiscated $2.4 billion in

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USTR: Don’t let opposition to TRIPS waiver expansion stop here

Today, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative urged the World Trade Organization to postpone making a decision on expanding the TRIPS waiver. Citing the need for more information, USTR plans to ask the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate the “market dynamics” for Covid-19 diagnostics and therapeutics. But after five months of consultations with

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U.S. Senate Unanimously Passes the Patents for Humanity Act of 2022

This week, the Senate took a major step toward bolstering America’s innovative ecosystem with the unanimous passage of the Patents for Humanity Act of 2022.  The bipartisan legislation — sponsored by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) — codifies the USPTO’s Patents for Humanity Program, which recognizes U.S. innovators who leverage their patented

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