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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

The continued imperative to protect U.S. innovation worldwide

By Chris Moore  |    April 29, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is further demonstrating that the world needs biopharmaceutical innovation to address pressing global health challenges – both now and in the future. PhRMA members are...   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: 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

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: 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

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

Celebrating U.S. innovation as USPTO issues the 10 millionth patent

By Nicole Longo  |    June 19, 2018
The U.S. patent system has supported innovation and discovery dating back to the founding of our nation and the signing of the U.S. Constitution, encouraging Americans to continue to search for...   Read More

Supreme Court decisions in two cases pave way for IPR reforms

By Nicole Longo  |    May 31, 2018
At the end of April, the Supreme Court decided two cases concerning the inter partes review (IPR) proceedings enacted as part of the 2011 America Invents Act (AIA). While distinct cases, together...   Read More

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