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Under the Microscope: Biologics Fight Highlights Importance of Stronger IP in Asia

Under the Microscope: Biologics Fight Highlights Importance of Stronger IP in Asia

When the 12 Asia-Pacific nations involved in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations reached an impasse last month after week-long talks in Maui, one of the critical remaining points of disagreement was the trade agreement’s prospective coverage of intellectual property. As these talks have drawn on over a period of several years, bright lines have emerged between […]

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Getting the Facts Straight: Access to Medicines and the TPP

Getting the Facts Straight: Access to Medicines and the TPP

It’s ironic that today’s life-saving medicines often resemble modern miracles while the biopharmaceutical companies that create them draw the ire of activist groups. This drama is playing out again in the context of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Thankful for a New Start on IP Policy in India

Thankful for a New Start on IP Policy in India

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The May 2014 inauguration of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signaled a turning point in the U.S.-India relationship, from a period of stalled bilateral engagement to an apparently mutual desire to reinvigorate the partnership between the two nations. President Obama welcomed Prime Minister Modi during his first official state visit in September, where the leaders had the opportunity to discuss ways to expand the relationship between the U.S. and India.

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How the TPP Just Got Sexier

How the TPP Just Got Sexier

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I’ve got news for you, folks. After last week’s election- trade just got sexier. Post-election headlines coalesced around trade policy, dubbing it one of the few areas—if not the single area— where we could see bipartisan engagement in the short term: