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CPIP Scholars Ask Federal Circuit to Fix Patent Eligibility Doctrine in Cleveland Clinic Appeal

Last week, a group of CPIP scholars filed an amicus brief in Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics, a case currently on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The patents at issue cover diagnostic tests used to assess a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The U.S. Patent & … Continue reading “CPIP Scholars Ask Federal Circuit to Fix Patent Eligibility Doctrine in Cleveland Clinic Appeal”

New White Paper Explores the Importance of Property Rights to National Wealth and Security

A new white paper, Property Rights: The Key to National Wealth and National Security, was published today by Dr. James Edwards, the Executive Director of Conservatives for Property Rights. In the white paper, Dr. Edwards explores how stable and effective property rights in both tangible and intangible property are critical to human flourishing and progress, … Continue reading “New White Paper Explores the Importance of Property Rights to National Wealth and Security”

Innovate4Health: Augmented Reality Technology Helps Bring Surgical Expertise to Conflict Zones and the Developing World

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Gleb Savich The majority of people in the world do not have access to safe and affordable surgical care. More than 2 billion people cannot receive surgical care simply because there are no surgical facilities where they live. Up to 3 … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Augmented Reality Technology Helps Bring Surgical Expertise to Conflict Zones and the Developing World”

Innovate4Health: Indian Startup Develops Nanomaterial Filter to Help Solve Global Drinking Water Crisis

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Gleb Savich Access to clean water remains a critical issue on a global scale. According to the latest statistics by the World Health Organization (WHO), 844 million people lack a basic drinking water service and at least 2 billion people use … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Indian Startup Develops Nanomaterial Filter to Help Solve Global Drinking Water Crisis”

Innovate4Health: DNAe Enhances HIV Treatment By Monitoring the Effectiveness of Antiretroviral Therapy

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Alex Summerton HIV/AIDS is a complex disease presenting a range of challenges for all stages of a patient’s progression. Effective detection, diagnosis, management, and monitoring are all crucial, and problems anywhere in the treatment chain can make later stages more difficult or … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: DNAe Enhances HIV Treatment By Monitoring the Effectiveness of Antiretroviral Therapy”

Letter to Antitrust Chief Applauds DOJ’s New Evidence-Based Approach to IP Enforcement

A group of judges, former judges and government officials, law professors and economists with expertise in antitrust law and patent law sent a letter to Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim earlier today applauding his recent announcements that the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) would now take a balanced, evidence-based approach in applying … Continue reading “Letter to Antitrust Chief Applauds DOJ’s New Evidence-Based Approach to IP Enforcement”

TickBox Injunction Targets Blatant Inducement of Infringement

Late last month, a preliminary injunction was issued in favor of Netflix, Amazon, and six major studios in their case against the manufacturers of the set-top streaming device TickBox TV. The order comes as use of piracy-enabling streaming devices is on the rise, and it represents an initial victory in the fight against stream-based infringement. But while … Continue reading “TickBox Injunction Targets Blatant Inducement of Infringement”

U.S. Innovation Economy Falls Even Further in Latest GIPC Patent Rankings

The Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has just released the sixth edition of its International IP Index. Unfortunately, the report finds that the United States is now tied for 12th place in its patent rankings. This is down from 10th place last year, and it’s down from 1st place … Continue reading “U.S. Innovation Economy Falls Even Further in Latest GIPC Patent Rankings”

Innovate4Health: Nike’s Innovations Provide Comfort and Independence to People with Disabilities

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Nick Churchill Many amputees, stroke victims, and people with movement disabilities rely on specialized clothing to support their daily lives. Participation in society, whether in the developing or developed world, requires being appropriately dressed. Not only can difficulty in dressing inhibit social and … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Nike’s Innovations Provide Comfort and Independence to People with Disabilities”

Concerns over ALI Copyright Restatement Leave Project in Limbo

Over the past few weeks, widespread criticism has emerged over a superfluous and seemingly partisan effort to override existing copyright law. The target of concern is the American Law Institute’s (ALI) Restatement of the Law, Copyright project which—despite its stated mission to clarify copyright law—has been revealed as an influenced venture that could futher muddle … Continue reading “Concerns over ALI Copyright Restatement Leave Project in Limbo”