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U.S. Chamber Reiterates Importance of Twelve Years Data Protection for Biologics in TPP

U.S. Chamber Reiterates Importance of Twelve Years Data Protection for Biologics in TPP

By Patrick Kilbride Let’s be clear:  Government negotiators will determine the final terms of a TPP agreement.  From an industry perspective, the term of data protection for biologics in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement should be 12 years, consistent with U.S. law.  Anything less risks the support of U.S. industry. As negotiators arrive in Maui, […]

What are the 27 Most Powerful Words in the U.S. Constitution for Innovators?

What are the 27 Most Powerful Words in the U.S. Constitution for Innovators?

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This past September marked 226 years since the framers of the United States Constitution adopted a sentence that changed the course of economic history. The patent and copyright clause they added empowered Congress “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”

Why the Race to Treat Malaria is More Like a Marathon

Why the Race to Treat Malaria is More Like a Marathon

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Like finding the cure for cancer, this race to develop an antidote to malaria is more like a marathon. Health professionals have exhausted nearly 30 years of research and development and invested hundreds of millions of dollars to not just eradicate, but merely slow down the spread of malaria.

IP Delivers for India

IP Delivers for India

Screenshot from Sarjaval video.

Millions do not have access to safe drinking water. But one company in India is utilizing intellectual property to tackle this enormous issue in a country of over one billion people. This week in Geneva, I had the pleasure of meeting Anuj Sharma, the chief operating officer of Sarjaval, a small Indian startup with big dreams.

India Can Do Better

India Can Do Better

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Last week’s Economist article, “What a waste: How India is throwing away the world’s biggest economic opportunity,” is a must read. The crux of the argument lies in the belief that India was seen as the next great success story for the developing world. With democratic reforms and, in theory, a more liberalized economy, the rise of this Asian nation had the capability to make the 21st century an economic success story for the Indian people. .