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PhRMA urges USTR to protect American innovators abroad

By Mark Grayson  |    February 10, 2017
Yesterday, PhRMA submitted comments for the 2017 Special 301 Report the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will publish in April. The comments highlight serious intellectual property...   Read More

Fact Check Friday: The truth about biopharmaceutical patents

By Mark Grayson  |    August 26, 2016
MYTH: Biopharmaceutical companies use government-protected monopolies to raise costs on medicines. FACT: Patent-protected medicines routinely face competition from other brand name medicines,...   Read More

Canada’s promise doctrine strikes again

By Mark Grayson  |    May 26, 2016
In just the last few weeks Canada has once again taken steps to invalidate yet another medicine (Zymar®) by applying the “promise doctrine.” See Allergan Inc. v. Apotex Inc., 2016 FC 344 (April 1,...   Read More

Strong IP is propelling innovation and saving lives

By Mark Grayson  |    May 5, 2016
Each day, new medicines are being researched and developed that save lives and improve patients’ quality of life. As the global epicenter of life science innovation and technological...   Read More

World IP Day: Celebrating the protections that allow innovation to thrive

By Mark Grayson  |    April 26, 2016
Today is World Intellectual Property Day, a celebration across the globe of the protections that allow creativity, risk-taking and innovation to thrive. America has long been the world’s innovation...   Read More

India denies patent on novel HIV/AIDS medicine

By Mark Grayson  |    April 14, 2016
In 2014, several months after Prime Minister Modi took office, he announced an ambitious initiative called “Make in India.” The goal was to encourage foreign and domestic companies to manufacture...   Read More

IP protections found to be critical to life-science innovation and investment

By Jay Taylor  |    April 7, 2016
A new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has found intellectual property (IP) protections to be crucial to stimulating risk-taking and innovation. The study, How...   Read More

Time to enforce the rules that protect American ideas, brands and inventions

By Chris Moore  |    March 1, 2016
Earlier today, PhRMA joined organizations representing every sector of America’s knowledge economy at a public hearing in Washington that will inform the federal government’s annual “Special 301”...   Read More

Time for Canada to catch up on intellectual property

By Mark Grayson  |    February 18, 2016
Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) released its fourth annual International IP Index. The Index, which measures the intellectual property (IP)...   Read More

Canada’s innovation opportunity

By Jay Taylor  |    February 11, 2016
Next month’s visit of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Washington is a chance to strengthen a vital trade and investment partnership and to resolve problems left over by Canada’s previous...   Read More

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