Real Clear Policy: Ambiguous Intellectual Property Rights Means Litigation Abuse

A legal case worthy of a TV drama is unfolding in Texas — with much at stake for American companies and consumers. The dispute over trade secrets — which resulted in a massive $706 million jury award last year and has since been reportedly exposed as an elaborate fraud — has now been appealed. But […]

HouseCanary case reveals broader problems with intellectual property policies

One of the largest verdicts ever in a dispute over trade secrets came last year when a Texas jury awarded $706 million to HouseCanary, a housing data analytics startup that alleged that its intellectual property had been stolen by a rival. The case is on appeal after new revelations seem to have exposed an elaborate […]

Coalition Sends a Letter to Congress Stressing Principles for protecting IP

The Founding Fathers understood that by protecting the proprietary rights of artists, authors, entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors, they were promoting the greater public welfare. The continued protection of these fundamental rights is essential to American innovation and competitiveness.  Read these coalition guidelines to understand why.

Coalition Urges U.S. to Strengthen IP Laws in Trade Negotiations

This coalition letter calls for the strong enforcement of intellectual property (IP) laws in trade against all infringers — foreign or domestic.  IP theft is costing the U.S. economy nearly $600 billion each year, with the rise of online theft being a major contributing factor which undermines U.S. innovation and investment.  Free trade is essential, […]

The Hill: Congressional Leaders Unite to Protect Consumers

The Wall Street Journal recently published a story by Greg Ip about the decline of American innovation that explained how the United States is running out of “big ideas.” Let us hope that is not the case. Historically, innovation has been a main driver of the American economy with manifold benefits for consumers. If American […]

FORBES: Consumer Choice Hangs In The Balance Of ITC’s IP Infringement Case

If a patent is violated and the government agrees that the infringing product should be banned from importation, reasonable steps should be considered to limit any immediate impact on consumers, when necessary. An infringement case on a medical device used for cancer treatment provides a prime example of intellectual property (IP) protection and consumer protection. […]

ACI Experts Write on the Health and Economic Effects of Counterfeit Drugs

Today’s American Health & Drug Benefits (AH&DB) Journal, a peer-reviewed forum, published an article written by three ACI experts — Erwin A. Blackstone, Professor of Economics at Temple University; Joseph P. Fuhr, Jr., Professor of Economics at Widener University; and Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer Institute, Center for Citizen Research.  The article can […]