Rep. Massie Introduces New Legislation to Restore America’s Patent System

Yesterday, Representative Thomas Massie introduced the Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act of 2018 (H.R. 6264). This legislation would reverse many of the harms that have been caused by recent changes to the patent laws from all three branches of government. Patents are an important part of our innovation economy, providing an incentive for inventors to invent … Continue reading “Rep. Massie Introduces New Legislation to Restore America’s Patent System”

CPIP Scholars Examine the Flaws in the Term “Evergreening”

In their new paper, Evergreening of Pharmaceutical Exclusivity: Sorting Fact from Misunderstanding and Fiction, Professors Kristina Acri née Lybecker and Mark Schultz, along with CPIP John F. Witherspoon Legal Fellow David Lund, analyze how the term “evergreening” is used in the context of pharmaceuticals. After sorting through the vagaries and rhetorical excesses that restrict meaningful … Continue reading “CPIP Scholars Examine the Flaws in the Term “Evergreening””

The STRONGER Patents Act: The House Receives Its Own Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy

Today, Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience (STRONGER) Patents Act of 2018. This important piece of legislation will protect our innovation economy by restoring stable and effective property rights for inventors. This legislation mirrors a bill already introduced in the … Continue reading “The STRONGER Patents Act: The House Receives Its Own Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy”

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”

CPIP Fall Conference Papers Highlight How Intellectual Property Rights Promote Global Prosperity

By Alex Summerton The George Mason Law Review has just published the papers from our Fourth Annual Fall Conference, Intellectual Property & Global Prosperity, which was held at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, in Arlington, Virginia, on October 6-7, 2016. The conference highlighted the importance of IP rights in the global marketplace and … Continue reading “CPIP Fall Conference Papers Highlight How Intellectual Property Rights Promote Global Prosperity”

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”

Innovate4Health: Nutriset Uses Patents and Trademarks to Fight Severe Malnutrition Across the Globe

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Nick Churchill Malnutrition is one of the greatest global health challenges, particularly with regard to children and pregnant women in developing countries. Undernutrition contributes to nearly half of all deaths among children under the age of 5 and has lifelong consequences … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Nutriset Uses Patents and Trademarks to Fight Severe Malnutrition Across the Globe”

Innovate4Health: New Oxygen Machine Technology Confronts Blackouts in Emerging Nations

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Andrew B. Levey Oxygen therapy, where supplemental oxygen is used as a medical treatment, is vital to children with pneumonia. Rolling blackouts in Uganda and other developing nations, which can last for hours at a time, are stopping oxygen concentrators—machines that … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: New Oxygen Machine Technology Confronts Blackouts in Emerging Nations”

Innovate4Health: Nanobiosym’s Gene-RADAR Brings Real-Time Results for Zika Testing

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Gabrielle Eriquez Because there is currently no preventative vaccine for Zika, a mosquito-borne virus known to cause severe birth defects in pregnant women, the ability to obtain a fast and accurate diagnosis is critical. However, especially in the developing world where … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Nanobiosym’s Gene-RADAR Brings Real-Time Results for Zika Testing”

Innovate4Health: GRIT Leveraged Freedom Chair Brings Mobility to Developing World

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 65 million people in the developing world need an appropriate wheelchair. Over 75% of people in the developing world live in rural areas, where standard wheelchairs do not work, as they are hard to … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: GRIT Leveraged Freedom Chair Brings Mobility to Developing World”