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 […]

Innovation: The Key Economic Growth

Once again, the American public seems to have a better grasp on macroeconomics than does our legislature. American citizens by and large believe that piracy and counterfeiting kill jobs and damage the economy. The recent release of The Property Rights Alliance annual “International Property Rights Index” marked a subtle upswing in the United States’ approach […]

Pociask and Umansky in The Hill: Bring on the Importance of the IP Transition

This article is written by Barry Umansky, law professor at Ball State’s Digital Policy Institute, and Steve Pociask of the American Consumer Institute.  The views expressed in the piece are our own and do not represent the views of any organization, committee or company.  It can be downloaded and read at The Hill.