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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 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 […]

USTR Special 301 Underscores Challenges Innovators Face in Global Market

USTR Special 301 Underscores Challenges Innovators Face in Global Market

USTR Special 301 Underscores Challenges Innovators Face in Global Market WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) Executive Vice President Mark Elliot issued the following statement marking the release of the 2016 Special 301 Report by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR): “The 2016 Special 301 report highlights the ongoing […]

U.S. Chamber Applauds Senate Passage of Customs Reauthorization Legislation

U.S. Chamber Applauds Senate Passage of Customs Reauthorization Legislation

‘Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015’ Reduces Barriers to Trade, Promotes Economic Competitiveness WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten issued the following statement today regarding Senate passage of the “Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015”: “We applaud the House and Senate for working together […]