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The Council for Innovation Promotion and University of Texas at Tyler Host Roundtable on Innovation and Entrepreneurship With Rep. Nathaniel Moran (TX-01)

TYLER, TX (February 20, 2024) — Today, the Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP) and the University of Texas at Tyler will host a roundtable event featuring special guest Congressman Nathaniel Moran, who represents Texas’ first district, along with local entrepreneurs, inventors, venture capitalists, and intellectual property experts. The roundtable will center on how East Texas

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C4IP Accepting Applications For Prestigious D.C. Summer 2024 Internship

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2024) — Today, the Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP) opened applications for its summer internship program based in Washington, D.C. Interns will have an opportunity to work directly with nationally recognized IP experts, including two past directors of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and two former Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Former Commerce Department Leaders Urge Biden to Withdraw March-In Proposal

WASHINGTON (February 2, 2024) — Today, former Commerce Secretaries Gary Locke and Carlos Gutierrez joined three former directors of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and four former directors of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in urging the Biden administration to withdraw a draft NIST proposal that threatens trillions of dollars worth of future

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Council for Innovation Promotion Board Members’ Statement on Administration’s Proposed Patent Abuse

WASHINGTON (December 8, 2023) — Today, C4IP Board Members and former Federal Circuit Court Judges Kathleen O’Malley and Paul Michel issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s decision to claim a newfound authority, under the 43-year-old Bayh-Dole Act, to rescind patent licenses on drugs, energy, climate change, and all other inventions that benefit from

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Council for Innovation Promotion Condemns the Administration’s Proposed Patent Abuse

WASHINGTON (December 7, 2023) — Today, the Biden administration claimed a newfound authority, under the 43-year-old Bayh-Dole Act, to rescind patent licenses on drugs, energy, climate change, and all other inventions that benefit from federal research funding. Frank Cullen, executive director of the Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP), issued the following statement denouncing the decision:

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Council for Innovation Promotion Urges Biden Admin to Oppose IP Waiver

WASHINGTON (December 5, 2023) — Yesterday, the Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP) and nearly 50 former government officials and intellectual property experts sent a letter to President Biden urging his administration to oppose a proposal before the World Trade Organization to waive intellectual property rights for Covid-19 therapeutics and diagnostics. Notable letter signatories include former

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Council for Innovation Promotion Statement on USITC Apple Watch Decision

WASHINGTON (October 27, 2023) — Yesterday, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) issued an order barring imports of Apple Watches due to the company’s infringement of two patents held by American medical device manufacturer Masimo. Frank Cullen, executive director of the Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP), issued the following statement applauding the decision: “C4IP

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Council for Innovation Promotion Statement on ITC TRIPS Waiver Report

WASHINGTON (October 18, 2023) — Yesterday, the United States International Trade Commission published its report on a possible TRIPS waiver expansion. Frank Cullen, executive director of the Council for Innovation Promotion, issued the following statement regarding the report: “Now that the USITC has completed its report, the Office of the United States Trade Representative should

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Council for Innovation Promotion Applauds the SHOP SAFE Act

WASHINGTON (October 3, 2023) — Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Intellectual Property Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the recently introduced SHOP SAFE Act of 2023. Frank Cullen, executive director of the Council for Innovation Promotion, issued the following statement in support of the bill: “The introduction of the SHOP SAFE Act by Chairman Coons

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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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The Council for Innovation Promotion and University of Texas at Tyler Host Roundtable on Innovation and Entrepreneurship With Rep. Nathaniel Moran (TX-01)

TYLER, TX (February 20, 2024) — Today, the Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP) and the University of Texas at Tyler will host ...

C4IP Accepting Applications For Prestigious D.C. Summer 2024 Internship

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2024) -- Today, the Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP) opened applications for its summer internship program based in Washington, D.C. Interns will ...

Former Commerce Department Leaders Urge Biden to Withdraw March-In Proposal

WASHINGTON (February 2, 2024) — Today, former Commerce Secretaries Gary Locke and Carlos Gutierrez joined three former directors of U.S. Patent and ...

Council for Innovation Promotion Applauds President Biden’s Apple Watch Decision

WASHINGTON (December 26, 2023) — Today, President Biden allowed an import ban on certain Apple Watches to take effect. The ban was ...

Council for Innovation Promotion Board Members’ Statement on Administration’s Proposed Patent Abuse

WASHINGTON (December 8, 2023) — Today, C4IP Board Members and former Federal Circuit Court Judges Kathleen O’Malley and Paul Michel issued the ...

Council for Innovation Promotion Condemns the Administration’s Proposed Patent Abuse

WASHINGTON (December 7, 2023) — Today, the Biden administration claimed a newfound authority, under the 43-year-old Bayh-Dole Act, to rescind patent licenses ...

Council for Innovation Promotion Urges Biden Admin to Oppose IP Waiver

WASHINGTON (December 5, 2023) — Yesterday, the Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP) and nearly 50 former government officials and intellectual property experts ...

Council for Innovation Promotion Statement on USITC Apple Watch Decision

WASHINGTON (October 27, 2023) — Yesterday, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) issued an order barring imports of Apple Watches due ...

Council for Innovation Promotion Statement on ITC TRIPS Waiver Report

WASHINGTON (October 18, 2023) — Yesterday, the United States International Trade Commission published its report on a possible TRIPS waiver expansion. Frank ...

Council for Innovation Promotion Applauds the SHOP SAFE Act

WASHINGTON (October 3, 2023) — Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Intellectual Property Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the recently introduced SHOP ...

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

WASHINGTON (September 29, 2023) — The Council for Innovation Promotion released the following statement today following the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein ...

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 ...
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