Global Intellectual Property Center

Tag Archives: TTIP

Trade Agreements: Path to Prosperity

Trade Agreements: Path to Prosperity

This blog was originally posted on WE DECIDE 2016. With the all the hysteria flying left and right in this election cycle, it’s no wonder folks are second-guessing why the U.S. even pursues free trade agreements. But the overheated rhetoric of presidential campaigns is obfuscating what really is at stake- American competitiveness. The United States […]

Innovation in the Life Science Community Through Trade

Innovation in the Life Science Community Through Trade

Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

By Mark Elliot NOTE: This entry originally appeared in the BIO Show Daily on Thursday, June 18, 2015, distributed at the 2015 BIO International Convention. This is a unique time for trade policy in the United States. A renewal of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), an absolute requirement for any U.S. president to negotiate a trade agreement, is being debated in […]

How the TPP Just Got Sexier

How the TPP Just Got Sexier

© michal_staniewski / iStock

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:

What IP Nerds Need to Know About the New European Commission

What IP Nerds Need to Know About the New European Commission

© Kalawin / iStock

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 […]

GIPC Previews BIO 2014

GIPC Previews BIO 2014

This week, expect temperatures to rise in San Diego as thousands from one of the hottest fields in innovation converge at the International BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization) Convention here in Southern California.