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VIDEO: A Shoe Designer and Musician Face a Common Threat

VIDEO: A Shoe Designer and Musician Face a Common Threat

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Lee DeWyze is a singer-songwriter from Mount Prospect, Illinois, and winner of the ninth season of American Idol. Tony Chen is a shoe designer and president and CEO of San Diego-based Osiris Shoes. DeWyze and Chen operate in two very different industries, yet the two appeared together in Washington, D.C., recently to advocate on an issue that is essential to their creativity, business success, and livelihood. Check out the video.

IP Drives Innovation in Shoes, Movies and Health Care

IP Drives Innovation in Shoes, Movies and Health Care

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Anytime you base your business model on the fashion whims of teenagers, you know it’s going to be a rough ride, admitted Osiris Shoes President and CEO Tony Chen.

But what Chen didn’t expect was to have to fight a continuous, global battle to protect his innovative designs.

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.

ICYMI: The Importance of Intellectual Property | Real Clear Politics

ICYMI: The Importance of Intellectual Property | Real Clear Politics

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Skaters care about intellectual property, too. Or, rather, the small and medium-sized businesses whose trademarks give burgeoning extreme sports worldwide identity and notoriety. In Real Clear Politics today, Global IP Summit presenter, Tony Chen of California’s Osiris Shoes talks about the challenges and opportunities emerging industries face in establishing brand recognition and expanding into markets with substandard IP rights and enforcement.