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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

As one of the biggest trade pacts to date, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will set the standard for all future trade agreements in the critical Asia-Pacific region.

Special 301

Special 301

USTR’s annual Special 301 Report is important for surveying the adequacy and effectiveness of IP rights protection by U.S. trading partners.

Trade

Trade

With more than 95% of the world’s customers living outside of the United States, it is essential that the U.S. government open new markets by advancing trade agreements with strong intellectual property (IP) provisions.

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 […]

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 […]

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