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“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

CAPITALISM MAGAZINE
World IP Day

World IP Day makes for a great time to take stock of the economic benefits intellectual property fosters.

THE ECONOMIC STANDARD
The Piracy Website-Blocking Solution

Global piracy affects the livelihoods of millions of people. It steals from those holding U.S. jobs in film and TV. Under the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, it’s costly and time-consuming to fight piracy.

THE CAROLINA JOURNAL
America has a chance to regain the innovation lead

Sen. Thom Tillis' S. 2140, the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act resolves confusion, retaining existing statutory categories for patent-eligible subject matter and replaces ambiguous judicially created exceptions.

THE ECONOMIC STANDARD
Breaking the Law

The wildly successful, innovation-fostering Bayh-Dole contains no reference to prices of eventual products in connection with the law’s march-in provision or anything else.

THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY
Legislative Lessons from Cutting Procedural Corners

Several lawmakers with experience and expertise in IP spotted reasons for concern with PAPA. PAPA was being fast-tracked, taking a leap away from the Founders’ democratized, merit-based patent system.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Biden Risks Cutting-Edge Drugs

March-in introduces extensive uncertainty about patents remaining exclusive for product development and commercialization efforts using private investment dollars.

REAL CLEAR POLICY
IP Rights in a Changing World

The Global Innovation Policy Center’s new IP principles espouse the importance of IP for America’s innovation, security and prosperity. 

TOWNHALL
Helping Big Tech’s Infringement

A rash of cookie-cutter op-eds signed by former Congressmen popping up around the country aims to undermine American patent rights on behalf of Big Tech interests.

IEEE-USA INSIGHT
Patent Bills Pros and Cons

Two bipartisan bills would restore some patent reliability. Other legislation introduced or seeking a sponsor threatens to reduce patent reliability and America’s global leadership in innovation versus China. 

THE ECONOMIC STANDARD
No Quiet Title for Innovators

Quiet title is essential to property rights—whether land where the EPA asserts unconstitutionally broad “navigable waters” regulations or by unfair eminent domain.

REAL CLEAR POLICY
Handing China Innovation Leadership

The EC 's regulatory framework hampers standard-essential patents. The regulatory train wreck will harm U.S. and European innovators and help China's competitiveness.

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