America’s long-standing economic prosperity and global technological leadership depend on a strong and vibrant innovation ecosystem. To maximize the nation’s potential, it is critically important that all Americans have the opportunity to innovate, seek patent protection for their… Read More »
Innovators across the globe filed 3.3 million patent applications in 2018, up 5.2% for a ninth straight yearly increase, according to WIPO’s annual World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) report. Global trademark filing activity rose to 14.3 million, while that… Read More »
Innovation Alliance Report: Tilting the Balance – More Than A Decade of Supreme Court Case Law Makes it Harder to Enforce U.S. Patent Rights and Easier to Copy U.S. Innovations – Updated September 2019
The Innovation Alliance today released an updated report detailing how, over the past twelve years, Supreme Court decisions have made it more difficult for patent holders to enforce their patent rights, and as a result, easier for… Read More »
Innovation Alliance Slide Deck: U.S. Position as Leader in Innovation is Under Threat – Updated September 2019
The Innovation Alliance today released an updated slide deck highlighting the U.S.’s position in the global innovation ecosystem. A print-ready PDF version of the Innovation Alliance slide deck is available here.
Federalist Society Regulatory Transparency Project Paper: Will Overzealous Regulators Make Your Smartphone Stupid?
I. Introduction We live in an extraordinary time. No area of our lives is untouched by remarkable innovations in technology. The revolution in digital technology that first began in the mid-twentieth century has changed how we live,… Read More »
Executive Summary “One bite at the apple” is a basic premise of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) established under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Congress intended inter partes review (IPR) as an alternative to district… Read More »
By Emma Williams-Baron, Jessica Milli, Ph.D., Barbara Gault, Ph.D. July 20, 2018 ID: IWPR #C472 About This Report This report investigates differences in women- and men-owned firms’ intellectual property holdings (including patents), their research and development activities, product… Read More »
IWPR Report: Closing the Gender Gap in Patenting, Innovation, and Commercialization: Programs Promoting Equity and Inclusion
By Elyse Shaw, M.A., Cynthia Hess, Ph.D. JULY 24, 2018 ID: IWPR #C471 About This Report This report profiles programs designed to increase gender diversity in patenting, innovation, and entrepreneurship in a variety of settings, including academic institutions,… Read More »
The July 2018 issue of Technology & Innovation, the Journal of the National Academy of Inventors, focuses on “the Invention Gender Gap,” highlighting how women are under-represented in the field of innovation. The issue includes articles on the… Read More »