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IP Delivers Access to Global Solutions

IP Delivers Access to Global Solutions

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Enter Dr. Stephen L. Hoffman, the CEO of the biotechnology company, Sanaria. Dr. Hoffman has spent nearly three decades of his professional career seeking what many other scientists had long given up on: a vaccine that protects people from contracting malaria. And Dr. Hoffman’s company is closer than ever. In a clinical trial at the NIH, Sanaria recently achieved 100% protection against malaria among a small sample of volunteers utilizing their PfSPZ Vaccine. Sanaria is developing the vaccine for two markets: The most important is the global health market, where the vaccine will first be used in mass administration campaigns to eliminate malaria in targeted populations.

India: Strengthen IP or Miss Opportunity

India: Strengthen IP or Miss Opportunity

India’s dedication to innovation was called into question today at an event hosted by the GIPC. At the event, Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and John Larson (D-CT) expanded on the comments made in their letter to President Obama expressing concern over the deteriorating intellectual property system in India. In fact, Reps. Paulsen and Larson represent a broader congressional concern of the potential investment and trade consequences Indian industrialist policy is posing to American innovators, industry, and the economy:

IP Delivers Trade and Investment Opportunities Around the World

IP Delivers Trade and Investment Opportunities Around the World

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The case for the TPP is strong. According to the IMF, the world economy will grow by $21.6 trillion over the next five years, and nearly half of that growth will be in Asia. Two billion Asians joined the middle class in the last 20 years, and another 1.2 billion are expected to do so by 2020. The TPP is an opportunity to join economies from both sides of the Pacific, allowing native industries from all members to enjoy access to markets they might otherwise not have been able to open.

Celebrating the “Good Guys” of IP

Celebrating the “Good Guys” of IP

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The often unseen value of intellectual property (IP) was heralded at the Chamber’s IP Champions conference and awards today. Hosted by the Global Intellectual Property Center, the event honored creators, innovators, and protectors, celebrating IP and, at the same time, questioning its future.

Not Every Innovation is Rocket Science

Not Every Innovation is Rocket Science

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Have you ever looked at an empty liter of soda and thought to yourself “I bet that bottle could light a house?” If you’re like me, I bet the answer is no. But that’s just what a group in the Philippines has set out to do.