The Administration is considering waiving the intellectual property rights of the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, the same drug companies that risked billions to rush and test vaccines to the reach consumers. The argument for waiving these rights is that it will, supposedly, enable more consumers around the globe to get immunized. This commentary shows that waiving […]
On June 14, ACI’s director, Dr. Krisztina Pusok, participated in a panel discussion during the 2021 Free Market Road Show conference hosted by the Austrian Economics Center and Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. During the panel, Dr. Pusok shared her high level policy perspective about the role of Intellectual Property (IP) protections and how government regulations shape […]
While the objective of waiving the provisions of the TRIPS agreement is admirable, it should be readily apparent to policymakers in Washington and the WTO that loosening intellectual property protections will not expedite vaccine manufacturing or distribution in economically developing countries. These countries do not possess the facilities to manufacture and distribute vaccines themselves. To […]
Today, ACI joined 100 other groups from 47 countries, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with WIPO and the creativity, inventiveness, and entrepreneurial spirit protected by intellectual property rights around the world. Today, ACI joined 100 other groups from 47 countries to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with WIPO and the creativity, inventiveness, and entrepreneurial […]
Copyright infringement is a violation of intellectual property that poses a significant burden on the economy, entrepreneurship, innovation, and consumers. While we commend Congressional efforts to curb abuses and protect intellectual property, we believe it is unacceptable to use the omnibus as an avenue to pass, without further opportunity for review and amendment, bills that […]
As World Intellectual Property (IP) Day approaches, ACI joins 75 other organizations in promoting their IP guidelines. IP protection is essential in protecting the rights of artists, authors, entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors; and this protection is key to spurring entrepreneurship, innovation, competitiveness, economic growth, and consumer welfare. The Guidelines are available online.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]