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: Miriam Bridges the Gap Between Developing-World Infrastructure and Cancer Detection

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Alex Summerton Originally a disease diagnosed only in developed countries, cancer is now a leading cause of death in the developing world with over half of all new cases annually. The rise in cancer in the developing world is attributed to … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Miriam Bridges the Gap Between Developing-World Infrastructure and Cancer Detection”

An Ever-Weakening Patent System is Threatening the Future of American Innovation

Over the past ten years, the United States patent system has been transformed by new legislation, regulatory actions, and numerous decisions by the Supreme Court addressing nearly every area of patent doctrine. The many disruptive legal changes have affected infringement remedies, licensing activities, and what types of inventions and discoveries are eligible for patent protection, … Continue reading “An Ever-Weakening Patent System is Threatening the Future of American Innovation”

CPIP & ITIF Launch “Innovate4Health” Policy Research Initiative

In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, 2017, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) today joined with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) to launch “Innovate4Health,” a joint project to promote the critical role that intellectual property rights play in spurring innovative solutions to pressing global health challenges. … Continue reading “CPIP & ITIF Launch “Innovate4Health” Policy Research Initiative”

Innovate4Health: Protecting Patients with VanishPoint Retractable Syringes

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. Needlesticks are not just the fear of 4-year-olds receiving their vaccinations; they are also the source of blood-borne infections afflicting millions of healthcare practitioners. When a conventional needle is left exposed after use on a patient, it can accidentally stick another person, … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Protecting Patients with VanishPoint Retractable Syringes”

Event Recap: Great Inventors and the Patent System

On February 16, 2017, CPIP hosted a panel discussion, America as a Place of Innovation: Great Inventors and the Patent System, at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The event was co-hosted by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Patent … Continue reading “Event Recap: Great Inventors and the Patent System”

Creative Upstarts and Startups: How IP Creates Opportunities and Opens Doors

This is the first in a series of posts summarizing CPIP’s 2016 Fall Conference, “Intellectual Property & Global Prosperity.“ The conference was held at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University on October 6-7, 2016. Videos of the conference panels and keynote address, as well as other materials, are available on the conference website. The … Continue reading “Creative Upstarts and Startups: How IP Creates Opportunities and Opens Doors”

CPIP, USPTO, & Lemelson Center Host “Great Inventors” Panel Discussion at American History Museum

On February 16, 2017, CPIP hosted a panel discussion, America as a Place of Innovation: Great Inventors and the Patent System, at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The event was co-hosted by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian Institution and the United States … Continue reading “CPIP, USPTO, & Lemelson Center Host “Great Inventors” Panel Discussion at American History Museum”

New Paper Addresses Flaws in Patent Holdup Theory

Stephen Haber and Alexander Galetovic of the Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Prosperity (IP2) published a new working paper on the problems with Patent Holdup Theory. In “The Fallacies of Patent Holdup Theory,” Professors Haber and Galetovic show that Patent Holdup Theory is based on three fundamental errors. Professor Haber presented … Continue reading “New Paper Addresses Flaws in Patent Holdup Theory”

Letter on FCC Set-Top Box Regulation Once Again Confuses the Issue

Last week, a group of law professors wrote a letter to the acting Librarian of Congress in which they claim that the current FCC proposal to regulate cable video navigation systems does not deprive copyright owners of the exclusive rights guaranteed by the Copyright Act. The letter repeats arguments from response comments they  filed along with … Continue reading “Letter on FCC Set-Top Box Regulation Once Again Confuses the Issue”