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U.S. Chamber Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Canada’s “Promise Doctrine”

U.S. Chamber Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Canada’s “Promise Doctrine”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) issued the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling in AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc. The Court ruled in favor of  innovative drug company AstraZeneca and rejected use of Canada’s controversial “Promise Doctrine” policy to overturn patents. “We welcome today’s ruling that […]

GIPC Praises New Campaign to Warn Public About Counterfeit

GIPC Praises New Campaign to Warn Public About Counterfeit

GIPC President & CEO David Hirschmann today praised a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) campaign, “The Truth Behind Counterfeits”, which is intended to educate the public on the dangers of counterfeit goods. The campaign will take place through July 2017 at six of the nation’s busiest airports, including: Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall […]

What You Should Know About IPEC Nominee Vishal Amin

What You Should Know About IPEC Nominee Vishal Amin

Intellectual property (IP) industries – 81 to be exact – have a much greater influence on our economy than most Americans probably realize. According to the latest Department of Commerce report, IP impacts more than 45 million jobs and accounts for almost 40 percent of U.S. GDP. These numbers represent the many Americans that criminals […]

Make Sure Americans Get the Real Deal on Meds

Make Sure Americans Get the Real Deal on Meds

When Americans purchase medication for themselves or a loved one, the last thing they should worry about is whether they are getting what they paid for. Or whether it might actually harm them. Yet the public has reason to be alarmed should new drug importation legislation backed by Senator Bernie Sanders make its way into […]

The Engine of American Small Business

The Engine of American Small Business

To the American innovation ecosystem, and the American innovation economy, small business is anything but small. Small businesses employ over 47 percent of the private-sector workforce and create 64% of new jobs. They generate 46% of private-sector output and account for 98% of all identified exporters. In short, they’re an engine of growth unmatched by […]