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Building a Global Community of First Markets

Building a Global Community of First Markets

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Today, many innovative products—technology, software, life-saving medicines—see an unnecessarily limited initial introduction to those few countries where high-standard intellectual property laws provide protection from copycatting and piracy. As a result, businesses, consumers, and patients in many of the world’s countries have limited or second-hand access to innovations that frequently improve quality of life—which can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.