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Mark Grayson

Mark Grayson Mark Grayson is a former deputy vice president of public affairs at PhRMA focusing on intellectual property, trade and international issues.

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Poll respondents appreciate economic benefits of innovation and call for more protections

By Mark Grayson  |    July 11, 2017
Increasingly, economists and international organizations are recognizing innovation as one of the most important drivers of economic and social progress and stability. In fact, a report released...   Read More

As U.S. looks to modernize NAFTA, strong enforcement of existing obligations should be a top priority

By Mark Grayson  |    June 13, 2017
Yesterday, PhRMA filed comments on negotiating objectives for the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Administration’s review of our trading relationship with...   Read More

ICYMI: Ubl weighs in on how fair trade protects US biopharmaceutical innovation

By Mark Grayson  |    May 5, 2017
America’s biopharmaceutical leadership is a result of a robust medical innovation ecosystem driven by several factors: a free-market economy that rewards innovation, strong intellectual property...   Read More

NAFTA tribunal fails to rule on Canada’s patent utility doctrine

By Mark Grayson  |    April 4, 2017
While Canada may have prevailed in the recent North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) tribunal case against Eli Lilly, the promise utility doctrine continues to harm their economy. And,...   Read More

How innovative medicines are benefiting countries across the globe

By Mark Grayson  |    March 1, 2017
It is important to look at costs across health care systems to fully understand how life-changing medicines are providing a more sustainable path forward. Across the globe, medicines are allowing...   Read More

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

New report provides recommendations for securing and protecting IP

By Mark Grayson  |    December 13, 2016
This week, the White House Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) issued a Joint Strategic Plan outlining actions government, industry, educational institutions...   Read More

New report highlights need to speed patent examination

By Mark Grayson  |    November 2, 2016
The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property released a new report, “The Long Wait for Innovation: The Global Patent Pendency Problem,” documenting the growing global challenge of patent...   Read More

Study highlights negative impact of Canada's promise doctrine on R and D investment

By Mark Grayson  |    October 21, 2016
A newly published study from Charles River Associates (CRA) has found that Canada’s approach to intellectual property (IP), innovation and patient care is being jeopardized because of its adoption...   Read More

New report highlights impact of intellectual property on U.S. economy

By Mark Grayson  |    October 13, 2016
In late September, the U.S. Department of Commerce released a comprehensive report that found intellectual property (IP) intensive industries contribute more than $6 trillion (38.2 percent) to...   Read More

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