Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:28 pm | By Brady Wilson & Lorenzo Montanari
The future of intellectual property will be essential for the future of the United States. In a country that prides itself on its entrepreneurial drive, providing protection for ideas and developments will be crucial for businesses to compete. While many assume that intellectual property is for large companies, in many ways the little guys are the businesses who truly benefit from strong IP protection.
UN Adopts Proposals Harmful to Patients and Intellectual Property Rights
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:06 pm | By Brady Wilson
On July 1 a number of developing countries pushed the United States, at the UN Human Rights Council, to adopt a resolution that would increase access to medicine at the expense of intellectual property protections. Immediately, the UK, Switzerland, and the EU voiced their concerns stating that patents are crucial for innovation and are not linked to increased prices. The UK delegate even called it premature and an inefficient use of resources for the UN Human Rights Council to call for its own panel to address access to medicines before the current High Level Panel even delivers its findings, and this issue is outside the remit of the Human Rights Council.
World IP Day 2016, I Ma®k the Future!
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 9:41 am | By Lorenzo Montanari
Today, Property Rights Alliance celebrates World IP Day 2016 themed by the World Intellectual Property Organization as “Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined.” WIPO’s member states initiated World IP Day in 2000 to raise public awareness about the role of IP in daily life, and to celebrate the contribution made by innovators and creators to the development of societies across the globe. Celebrating the success of intellectual property around the world is a great way to teach and remind people about the positives that IP brings to countries and regions; and what IP can bring the future.