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Do stay innovative, Prabhuji

Do stay innovative, Prabhuji

This article was originally published in the Economic Times on October 24, 2017. This week will signal a milestone in setting the course for US-India trade relations. Tomorrow, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet his Indian counterpart, commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu, in Washington for the 11th round of the US-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF). […]

The Role of Intellectual Property in NAFTA Modernization

The Role of Intellectual Property in NAFTA Modernization

This article was originally published on Above the Fold on September 18, 2017. North America is having a political moment. Parties are not just polarized, but at times seem worlds apart. How leaders in North America react to the current paradigm will shape the future of the region for years. The decisions we make on […]

Strong IP standards can lead to innovation, which, in turn, can lead to jobs and growth

Strong IP standards can lead to innovation, which, in turn, can lead to jobs and growth

This article was originally published in the Economic Times on September 14, 2017. When it comes to promoting innovation, India is already taking the lead among emerging economies. Earlier this year, GoI launched the India Innovation Index, which ranks its states on innovation through an online portal. Then, in June, it unveiled an action plan for […]

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. […]