Property Rights Alliance, Americans for Tax Reform, and Digital Liberty, along with more than 60 bi-partisan state and national organizations have co-authored an open coalition letter to members of the 116th Congress with guidelines for intellectual property rights. The organizations represent millions of Americans through both state and nationalRead More
A recent study by PwC Consulting suggests that artificial intelligence (AI) will result in a world GDP boost by as much as 14 percent, or $15 trillion, by 2030. More and more innovators are adopting AI as a tool for harnessing big data to solve pressing problems. Recent AI patent activity reflects the emerging role of AI in nearly all sectors ofRead More
On January 15th the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) stripped McDonald’s of its Big Mac trademark across Europe, favoring the Irish fast food chain Supermac’s. McDonald’s plans to appeal the decision. Supermac’s never actually had an item called “Big Mac,” but​ successfully ​argued McDonalds ​doesn'tRead More
On Thursday, January 31st, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a unanimous decision by an eleven-judge court, ordered a district judge to grant a preliminary injunction on a 2015 San Francisco ordinance which mandated health warnings on sugary beverages. The injunction, affirming a three-judge panel, blocked theRead More