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The time is now to address Brazil’s notorious patent backlog

By Anjam Aziz  |    May 20, 2022
It has been widely acknowledged that long patent examination delays cripple innovation, hinder economies, impede job creation and frustrate the launch of new products. Increased patent review times...   Read More

Legislation threatens patent protections and future innovation

By Tom Wilbur  |    January 12, 2022
Recently introduced legislation, the “Restoring the America Invents Act (RAIA),” if enacted, would push the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to grant more...   Read More

Patients and innovators lose if the government pursues ‘march-in’

By Megan Van Etten  |    September 7, 2021
The Biden Administration this summer issued an executive order that seems to endorse the use of “march-in” – when the government seizes patent rights from an innovator to let competitors use that...   Read More

IP Explained: How does the U.S. patent process work?

By Megan Van Etten  |    June 24, 2021
Have you ever used a Teflon-coated pan or hit a golf ball down the fairway? Had a friend or family member receive treatment with a new medication? All these products were developed because patents...   Read More

New polling shows Americans are sounding the alarm on the TRIPS IP waiver

By Cynthia Hicks  |    May 14, 2021
Last week, the Biden administration announced support for a waiver of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement, which could lead to...   Read More

The Biden Administration allows politics to upend a pragmatic pandemic response

By Megan Van Etten  |    May 14, 2021
Last week, the Biden Administration announced that it will support a waiver of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement, which would...   Read More

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

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