“To be able to retain the fruits of one’s labor; to be able to see one’s work made permanent; to be able to bequeath one’s property to one’s posterity; to be able to rise from the natural condition of grinding poverty to the security of enduring accomplishment; to have something that is really one’s own — these are advantages difficult to deny.”

— Russell Kirk, The Politics of Prudence


A Victory for Innovators and Dynamic Competition

The Ninth Circuit’s thorough reversal of a thoroughly irredeemable district court ruling in FTC v. Qualcomm represents a decisive win for U.S. innovators in cutting-edge technological fields. This unanimous judgment illustrates how the exclusive right over a patented invention for a limited period ought to be understood in relation to antitrust. 


Property Rights and State AGs' Assault on Remdesivir: A Conservative Perspective

Many state AGs seem to disrespect the exclusive rights of limited duration that patents afford.  A bipartisan group of them wrote HHS calling for what's tantamount to eminent domain for COVID drug remdesivir's intellectual property. 


The Covered Business Method Program Must Finally Be Laid to Rest

The Covered Business Methods program should expire of disinterest, if not to eliminate a proceeding of questionable use, of illegitimate vintage, and of unjust intent. 


Restoring the Gold Standard of American Innovation Through Patent Legislation

Cutting-edge technologies come in the context of U.S. industrial competitiveness, namely concerning an aggressive China that doesn’t hesitate to use compulsion and crookedness to advance its totalitarian agenda. Yet, the American patent system has been weakened. 


How to Hopscotch China on 5G

Many in business, policy circles and government have increasingly recognized the link between national security and economic security, including in wireless technology. There's an ideal solution for 5G that leverages American strengths. It hopscotches the capital-intensive infrastructure model by delivering broadband and wireless 5G service via an open radio access network. 


Innovation Is America's Greatest Asset

American innovation doesn’t occur in a vacuum. It’s built on the foundation of secure, reliable, enforceable private intellectual property rights in rules-based IP and legal systems. 


The Steady Separation of Patents and Property Rights

The world’s patent “gold standard” has lately suffered vigorous attack. The cumulative effect has rendered patent rights less secure and less enforceable, patents weaker and less certain, and ownership in one’s inventions alienable. 


Defeating Davids: How America Promotes the God-Given Spirit of Innovation

We were born creative. We have a drive to bring order and to figure things out. Couple creativity with inherent ownership rights and you have a powerful dynamo for sparking inventive ideas and motivation to turn those ideas into useful form. 


What's at Stake in the Race for 5G Dominance

The United States and China are racing for dominance in 5G wireless connectivity. The R&D, the inventions, the technological standards and the commercial products developed and deployed in the coming months and years will determine whose inventions bring the world the next generation of wireless technology.  

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