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IP Explained: Understanding biopharmaceutical innovation

By Andrew Powaleny  |    July 30, 2019
Over the past 25 years, prescription medicines have transformed the trajectory of many debilitating diseases and conditions, including heart disease, HIV/AIDS, cancer and hepatitis C, resulting in...   Read More

IP Explained: Why IP protections are important for biologic medicines

By Tom Wilbur  |    July 18, 2019
Biologics are cutting-edge therapies that treat or cure some of the most challenging and costly diseases. These medicines are created from living organisms through highly complex manufacturing...   Read More

IP Explained: What is Section 101 and why reforms are needed

By Tom Wilbur  |    June 26, 2019
In today’s IP Explained post, we’re taking a closer look at Section 101 of the United States Patent Act and how proposed reforms could both level the playing field for innovators across all...   Read More

World Trade Month: How we can expand world-class pro-innovation standards

By Douglas Petersen  |    May 22, 2019
May is World Trade Month—a celebration of the industries that import and export goods and services around the world. The month offers a good opportunity to examine the significance of...   Read More

IP Explained: How Hatch-Waxman successfully balances affordability and innovation

By Tom Wilbur  |    May 22, 2019
For three decades, The Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, more commonly known as the Hatch-Waxman Act, has fostered innovation, spurred competition and helped the United...   Read More

IP Explained: Myth vs. fact about strong patent protections in the biopharmaceutical industry

By Tom Wilbur  |    May 2, 2019
Strong patent protections are fundamental to the creation of new treatments and cures that extend and improve patients’ lives. In recent years, critics of the biopharmaceutical industry have...   Read More

IP Explained: What they are saying on the importance of strong intellectual property protections

By Tom Wilbur  |    April 24, 2019
The U.S. biopharmaceutical industry depends on predictable and reliable intellectual property (IP) protections to maintain its role as the global leader in biopharmaceutical innovation. Strong and...   Read More

IP Explained: Why patents are so critical to biopharmaceutical innovation

By Tom Wilbur  |    April 16, 2019
Today, we are excited to launch our new IP Explained Catalyst series, where each week we’ll break down critical components of the intellectual property (IP) system and the important role it plays...   Read More

New report: Using march-in authority would jeopardize U.S. innovation

By Tom Wilbur  |    March 19, 2019
In 1980, Congress passed the Small Business Patent Procedures Act, better known as the Bayh-Dole Act, which created a uniform framework for transferring government-funded research into useful...   Read More

Special 301 submission calls for a level playing field for American innovators

By Megan Van Etten  |    March 13, 2019
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)’s 2019 Special 301 Report – scheduled to be released this spring – brings critical attention to overseas intellectual property (IP) and market...   Read More

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