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Leveraging Licensing for the Global Good

Leveraging Licensing for the Global Good

Economic growth, job creation, access to technology: all buzzwords at the top of government agendas around the world. Countries are making conscious policy investments to achieve these socioeconomic benefits. According to a new report, Leveraging Licensing for Technology Diffusion, Innovation, and Economic Activity, positive, voluntary licensing policies are a crucial means to attract these socioeconomic […]

On the Cusp of Canadian Competitiveness

On the Cusp of Canadian Competitiveness

Canada has been busy. This year, Budget 2017 announced the creation of an updated intellectual property (IP) strategy. The announcement signals the Canadian government’s recognition that a more effective IP framework is critical to stimulating Canada’s global competitiveness. As Canada formulates its IP strategy, it’s important to consider how these changes might affect the country. […]

The Intellectual Property Behind Global Innovation

The Intellectual Property Behind Global Innovation

IP drives medicines and machinery and music and movies. IP delivers the technology behind the phones we use, the cars we drive, even the clothes we wear.  In short, IP is everywhere. And this week, IP is in Geneva. GIPC is in Geneva, Switzerland for the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Annual World IP Day […]

Incomparable Innovative India

Incomparable Innovative India

This article was originally published in Business World on April 24, 2017. When it comes to innovative potential, few countries compare to India. The world’s largest democracy, India now also boasts the world’s fifth largest market economy, and the world’s second-largest population size of 1.3 billion. But India has not yet lived up to that potential: […]

The Patent Policy That Could Harm Canada’s Patients

The Patent Policy That Could Harm Canada’s Patients

All investors crave certainty: certainty in product performance, in labor costs, in market climate. For investors in innovative technologies, including medical technologies, there is a fundamental need for certainty. In short, if an investor company is going to risk billions of dollars and years of manpower to create an innovative medicine, its ownership over that […]