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India’s Rising Tide of Innovation

India’s Rising Tide of Innovation

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A rising tide lifts all boats, according to the old adage. And with a population of over 1.25 billion people, when at last the tide of economic growth rises in India, it will be quite powerful. Ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the United States, the crescendo is swelling on the issue of IP in India, bringing with it the twin promise of innovation and investment.

What IP Nerds Need to Know About the New European Commission

What IP Nerds Need to Know About the New European Commission

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By Ashley Mergen Scottish (in)dependence, coalition governments in Afghanistan, and potential changing of majorities in the U.S. Congress: everyone loves a good shake-up every now and then. And that’s exactly what the European Commission (EC) delivered early this month, with president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker unveiling his vast reorganization of the bureaucracy in Brussels. Recognizing that there […]

Sustainable Development Requires Sustainable IP Protections

Sustainable Development Requires Sustainable IP Protections

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“Intellectual property rights encourage the investment in advanced manufacturing technologies… and help encourage investments in cleaner and more efficient energy options and other technologies that support both domestic and economic growth and sustainable development.”

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.