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IP52: Making Sense of Intellectual Property

IP52: Making Sense of Intellectual Property

Few people, however, realize the role of intellectual property (IP) in rewarding and protecting those innovators who turn new ideas — from a better cup of coffee to a life-saving drug — into the technologies that sustainably improve the way we live. Intellectual property touches every aspect of our daily lives: you can find patents in your car, design rights in your smart phone and trademarks in your morning cup of coffee. It is a crucial system for protecting new ideas and inventions, yet remains misunderstood by policymakers and the public.

Music Piracy: The Forgotten African Disease

Music Piracy: The Forgotten African Disease

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If you have ever been to Africa, you understand the importance of music to the culture of the people across the continent. Music is a part of every aspect of daily life – from harvesting coffee beans in the morning, to cooking a meal for the village in the afternoon, to worshiping in church on Sundays. And the music resonates in African society in a manner unparalleled by anything you can encounter state-side.

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.

77 Million Reasons Why IP Delivers

77 Million Reasons Why IP Delivers

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The benefits of IP deliver far beyond U.S. borders. Recently, the EU revealed the results of a similar study, finding similar contributions by IP-intensive industries to the EU’s economy. Commissioned by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the report found that IP-intensive industries create 77 million jobs and generate 40% of the total economic activity throughout the EU – roughly 4.7 trillion euro annually.

Your Economy is a Petri Dish: Culture It.

Your Economy is a Petri Dish: Culture It.

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No doubt that from Melbourne to Minsk, innovators of all shapes and sizes are brimming with ingenuity. Like a petri dish, their ability to succeed in seeing through the creative process, however, is largely contingent on the environment in which they are part of, with climates that foster creativity and protect IP being the most ideal.