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On TRIPS waiver extension, America must stand up — not stand by

A joint WTO communication released by Mexico and Switzerland earlier this month reveals just how senseless a proposed patent waiver for Covid-19 diagnostics and therapeutics is — and just how far the United States has retreated from global leadership on IP. The letter, addressed to the WTO’s TRIPS Council, comes just weeks before a critical

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Don’t suspend IP protections on Covid-19 diagnostics and therapeutics

By December 17, the World Trade Organization TRIPS Council is obligated to decide whether to extend the current waiver on Covid-19 vaccines to therapeutics and diagnostics. During recent informal meetings of the Council, South Africa and India remained the most vocal proponents of the expanded waiver. The European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States have yet to take

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Celebrating the Launch of the Council for Innovation Promotion

On Wednesday, September 28, more than 100 friends of the Council for Innovation Promotion gathered to celebrate its launch. Distinguished guests included Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY). Our honored guests offered remarks at the event along with C4IP’s co-chairs, Andrei Iancu and David Kappos, and C4IP’s two

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It’s time to support today’s Edisons

Not since the days of Thomas Edison — the prolific innovator who patented the incandescent lightbulb and a record 1,092 other breakthroughs — have inventors received so much praise. TIME named the scientists who developed the mRNA platform behind the leading Covid-19 vaccines — Kizzmekia Corbett, Barney Graham, Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman — “Heroes

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On TRIPS waiver extension, America must stand up — not stand by

A joint WTO communication released by Mexico and Switzerland earlier this month reveals just how senseless a proposed patent waiver for Covid-19 ...

Don’t suspend IP protections on Covid-19 diagnostics and therapeutics

By December 17, the World Trade Organization TRIPS Council is obligated to decide whether to extend the current waiver on Covid-19 vaccines to therapeutics and ...

Intellectual property rights are the heroes of America’s innovation story

It’s no secret that the film industry looks different than it did when I worked in Hollywood decades ago. Gone are the ...

Celebrating the Launch of the Council for Innovation Promotion

On Wednesday, September 28, more than 100 friends of the Council for Innovation Promotion gathered to celebrate its launch. Distinguished guests included ...

It’s time to support today’s Edisons

Not since the days of Thomas Edison — the prolific innovator who patented the incandescent lightbulb and a record 1,092 other breakthroughs ...
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