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Seventy Organizations Pen Letter to Congress on IP

Seventy Organizations Pen Letter to Congress on IP

These days,  there are few things that Washington can agree on. Recently, 70 think tanks, advocacy groups, and thought leaders from across the political spectrum proved the exception to the rule when they sent an open letter to Congress and the Trump administration in support of American innovation. The heart of the message is this: […]

The State of American Intellectual Property: Protecting American Jobs

The State of American Intellectual Property: Protecting American Jobs

This article was originally published in Above the Fold on February 20, 2017. Since our nation’s founding, intellectual property (IP) has played a key role in American economic growth. Today, the same protections that were enshrined in our Constitution are a source of more than 45 million American jobs – that’s nearly one-third of the American workforce. These […]

Congress Puts America on Path Toward 21st Century Borders

Congress Puts America on Path Toward 21st Century Borders

This article was originally published in Above the Fold on February 11, 2016. As the United States forges ahead on new trade deals across both the Atlantic and Pacific, it’s critical that we grease the wheels of trade on our borders – and on that front, lawmakers just took an important step in the right direction. The Senate on […]

Ominous Forecast for Drug Counterfeiters

Ominous Forecast for Drug Counterfeiters

Efforts to rid the world of fake medicines are one of the most heroic works of IP enforcement. Countries around the world are taking significant steps to disrupt networks and black markets selling the most dangerous fakes. Counterfeit medicines not only pose serious—and sometimes fatal—health risks to patients, but they undermine public health overall.