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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 […]

U.S. Chamber Welcomes USTR Special 301 Report

U.S. Chamber Welcomes USTR Special 301 Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President of the Global Intellectual Property Center Mark Elliot issued the following statement in response to release of the 2017 Special 301 Report by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR): “American companies must be able to operate in a free and fair trading environment that respects the intellectual […]

U.S. Chamber Applauds House Passage of Copyright Office Bill

U.S. Chamber Applauds House Passage of Copyright Office Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President of the Global Intellectual Property Center Mark Elliot praised today’s House passage of H.R. 1695, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, by a vote of 378-48: “Today, World Intellectual Property Day, is the perfect time for Congress to demonstrate its commitment to the […]

U.S. Chamber Supports Congressional Copyright Office Bill

U.S. Chamber Supports Congressional Copyright Office Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President of the Global Intellectual Property Center Mark Elliot released the following statement in support of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, the result of a bipartisan, bicameral effort led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), Senate […]

U.S. Chamber Statement on Eli Lilly v. Canada Patent Ruling

U.S. Chamber Statement on Eli Lilly v. Canada Patent Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of International Intellectual Property Patrick Kilbride today responded to a NAFTA tribunal ruling on a patent dispute between pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and the Canadian government: “This was a narrow decision that declined to rule on the legal merits of Canada’s “promise” doctrine; it was not an endorsement […]