Innovation and Role of IP protections: A Panel Discussion at the Free Market Road Show

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 […]

Intellectual Property Coalition Letter: IP Day

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 […]

Congress: Do not Include Intellectual Property Bills in the Omnibus Spending Bill

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 […]

Coalition Guidelines in Support of IP Protections

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.

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 […]