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IP Explained: Intellectual property system working to combat COVID-19

By Megan Van Etten  |    May 28, 2020
Biopharmaceutical companies are working around the clock to research and develop COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Intellectual property (IP) has enabled robust research collaboration among...   Read More

What they are saying: Intellectual property protections are critical as we work to defeat COVID-19

By Tom Wilbur  |    May 4, 2020
The U.S. biopharmaceutical industry depends on reliable intellectual property (IP) protections to promote the development of new breakthrough treatments and cures for patients. Strong IP...   Read More

IP Explained: Four key takeaways from new Bayh-Dole white paper

By Tom Wilbur  |    February 19, 2020
2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act being signed into law. The Bayh-Dole Act laid the foundation for effective technology transfer that modernized the U.S. economy, set a global...   Read More

IP Explained: By the Numbers: How reliable IP protections promote a strong U.S. economy

By Tom Wilbur  |    November 4, 2019
The U.S. biopharmaceutical industry depends on predictable and reliable intellectual property (IP) protections, including patents, to maintain its role as the global leader in biopharmaceutical...   Read More

IP Explained: FACT CHECK: March-In Authority and the Bayh-Dole Act

By Tom Wilbur  |    October 9, 2019
In our last IP Explained post, we outlined how the Bayh-Dole Act laid the foundation for effective technology transfer across industries in the United States and helps foster continued medical...   Read More

IP Explained: Four things to know about the Bayh-Dole Act

By Tom Wilbur  |    September 13, 2019
Thanks in large part to strong intellectual property protections – including policies that incentivize public and private investments in research and development (R&D) – the United States is the ...   Read More

IP Explained: Three forms of IP protections for medicines

By Tom Wilbur  |    August 27, 2019
Intellectual property (IP) protections for the biopharmaceutical sector provide incentives that help to promote the discovery and development of life-saving medicines for patients and foster a...   Read More

IP Explained: How patents support innovation throughout the biopharmaceutical lifecycle

By Tom Wilbur  |    August 6, 2019
Patents are unique in that they are a form of IP protection established in the U.S. Constitution that grants inventors the right to their inventions without others being able to make, use or sell...   Read More

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

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