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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 […]

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu: A Rebel with a Cause

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu: A Rebel with a Cause

Note: This is the fourth in GIPC’s series of “Women In IP” features in recognition of March as Women’s History Month. Read the first feature here, the second here, and the third feature here. Ethiopia is all about craftsmanship. Ethiopian craftspeople will spin indigenous plants, – cotton, hemp, or koba – or sew leather, or, famously, re-purpose used car […]

IP: The Roots of Innovation

IP: The Roots of Innovation

This article was originally published in Above the Fold on February 13, 2017. The United States has long been one of the most innovative nations on earth. Many of the technological breakthroughs and cutting-edge ideas that drive global economic growth come from our shores. So what sets us apart? The roots of American innovation can be found in […]

The Case for the TPP: Innovation to the World

The Case for the TPP: Innovation to the World

This article was originally published in Above the Fold on September 27, 2016. What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) all about? With debate over this 12-nation trade agreement now underway, the Chamber is publishing this series making the case for the TPP’s approval. This installment summarizes its provisions on intellectual property. The United States is “the innovation center of […]