Posts Tagged: innovation


Conservative Leaders Rebut Proposed Denial of Exclusivity on COVID Meds

More than 30 leading conservative and libertarian organizations have joined on a letter to Congress, voicing “strong opposition” to principles, recently unveiled by four senior lawmakers, that would …
By James Edwards
2 months ago 1

Senator Thom Tillis: If IP Stakeholders Can’t Find Consensus, Congress Can’t Help

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) arguably has more pressing issues to focus on than intellectual property at the moment, as the nation scrambles to find solutions to the …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 61

This Week in Washington IP: Developing COVID-19 Tests, China’s Global Tech Dominance and GPS Spectrum Concerns

This week in Washington, D.C., while the nation continues to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Senate committee hearings on the Federal Communications …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

USPTO Shoots Down DABUS’ Bid For Inventorship

Last week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a decision refusing to vacate a Notice of Missing Parts in U.S. Patent Application No.: 16/524,350 (…
By Rebecca Tapscott
2 months ago 49

Innovation Versus Information: How the Shifting Definition of ‘News’ and a Media-Shy IP Community are Driving the Anti-Patent Narrative

When did it become necessary to triangulate the news in order to figure out what was really happening in the world? Many media outlets have significantly slowed …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 8

Stand Up to the Anti-Patent COVID-19 Narrative

It may seem odd, as unprecedented public/private sector R&D alliances work to discover and develop therapies to counter COVID-19, that some are trying to punish …
By Joseph Allen
2 months ago 4

World IP Day and ‘The Sound of the Future’

Today, for the 20th year in a row, we celebrate World IP Day. Today also marks the 80th birthday (after mine, another notable quarantine birthday) of a …
By Matteo Sabattini
2 months ago 6

Celebrating World IP Day in a New World

It’s World IP Day! This year, the day will not be celebrated in the traditional fashion; there will be none of the usual panels, receptions, gatherings …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

Suing for Patent Infringement if the Government Takes Your Intellectual Property During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to rapidly sweep the globe, government agencies at all levels are taking measures to curb the spread of the virus. Private companies have announced …

Examining Antitrust Guidance on Cooperation in Fighting COVID-19

The novel coronavirus pandemic has upended our lives, creating a far-from-normal “new normal.” And it has also given rise to countless collaborations between and among universities, hospitals, …
By Jeffrey Blumenfeld
2 months ago 0

Across Industries, the Female Inventor Rate is Half the Female Employment Rate

The Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success (SUCCESS) Act of 2018 directs the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to study and report to …

Don’t Let Life Sciences Innovation Become Another Coronavirus Casualty

With two-thirds of the world in lockdown and no clear way out of the novel coronavirus crisis, it’s increasingly obvious that biopharmaceutical innovation will play a …
By Stephen Ezell & Philip Stevens
3 months ago 4

Time to Fix U.S. Innovation Policy to Ensure We’re Prepared for the Next Pandemic

"The COVID-19 crisis has once more highlighted the need for incentivizing investment and innovation—and thus, for patent laws that duly “promote” and protect such “progress,” precisely …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 14

The Moral Dimension of U.S. Patents

Whenever a national emergency sweeps through, the question of patents is tangentially swiped at in the context of whether any patents will have to be “broken”, or …
By John White
3 months ago 11

Antitrust and Patents: A Conversation with Makan Delrahim

Last week, as a part of the Virtual Patent Masters™ Program hosted by IPWatchdog, I had the opportunity to interview Makan Delrahim, who is Assistant Attorney General …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 0