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November 13, 2013

IPI Submits Comments to USPTO on Commerce Dept. Green Paper

Posted by Erin Humiston

Today, IPI submitted comments to the USPTO regarding the U.S. Department of Commerce green paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy.

September 12, 2013

International Property Rights Index Ranks U.S. #2 for IP, #17 Overall

Posted by Erin Humiston

This year’s International Property Rights Index, a project of the Property Rights Alliance, ranks the U.S. #17 for the protection of both physical and intellectual property.

September 3, 2013

Sequestration cuts deny Silicon Valley a patent office

Posted by Erin Humiston

Associated Press reporter Martha Mendoza writes how a promised satellite patent office for tech giant Silicon Valley—the top region producing patents—is being denied thanks to sequestration cuts.

August 27, 2013

Canadian Courts' Arbitrary Patent Standard Jeopardizing Drug Innovation

Posted by Erin Humiston

A piece today in Forbes by Eli Lilly CEO John Lechleiter discusses how a trend in Canadian courts may be threatening drug innovation by invalidating therapies and medicines already in use by patients on a wide scale.

July 24, 2013

Streaming Media Magazine Offers Thorough Look at Challenges and Opportunities in Fighting Content Piracy

Posted by Erin Humiston

Reporter Claudia Kienzle cites IPI’s copyright piracy study in a comprehensive piece, "What is the cost of free?" examining efforts to curtail online copyright infringement in the June/July issue of Streaming Media Magazine.

April 6, 2013

WSJ's Numbers Guy Takes a Closer Look at the Impact of IPI's Film Piracy Study

Posted by Erin Humiston

IPI's Tom Giovanetti tells columnist Carl Bialik that IPI's "True Cost of Motion Picture Piracy to the U.S. Economy" study was an early attempt to answer a tough question, and an improvement on the status quo, in which economic-impact statistics were cited without any basis other than vague industry estimates.

April 2, 2013

Getting ready for IPI's 8th annual World IP Day

Posted by Erin Humiston

IPI will celebrate this year's World Intellectual Property Day on April 25th with our annual policy forum marking the occasion.

March 27, 2013

Band drives conversation on piracy with Times Square billboard

Posted by Erin Humiston

Indie band Ghost Beach is using a controversial tactic to spark a debate about piracy, but on Twitter reveals that as"#artistsagainstpiracy" they are for new platforms to promote legitimate music choices respecting intellectual property.

March 14, 2013

Ukraine Named Among Worst Offenders for Piracy

Posted by Erin Humiston

Ukraine’s stunning failure to crack down on piracy supercedes even that of the most notorious usual suspects: Kiev appears to be complicit in the IP crimes. 

March 6, 2013

Punk rocker warns future creators are some of piracy's biggest victims

Posted by Erin Humiston

East Bay Ray of the Dead Kennedys shares his thoughts on music piracy, warning that some of the biggest victims of piracy are future creators.

February 27, 2013

Student spreads the message of the threat of music piracy

Posted by Erin Humiston

IPI is getting the message out that IP theft has real damages, as evidenced by the front page of one high school newspaper which recently cited our report, “The True Cost of Sound Recording Piracy to the US Economy.”

February 26, 2013

Music piracy on the decline as digital music sales grow

Posted by Erin Humiston

The Washington Post says fewer people are illegally downloading music as the availability of legitimate digital music is growing by leaps and bounds through new channels and subscription services.

February 20, 2013

Finally, a college student who gets it

Posted by Erin Humiston

Three cheers for Duquesne’s Julian Routh, who shows he gets it when it comes to IP theft.

October 18, 2012

Days before welfare spending report shocker is released, IPI's Matthews warns of entitlement cliff

Posted by Erin Humiston

In the same week that IPI's Merrill Matthews warned that US entitlement spending is growing faster than the economy, a new report says welfare is the federal government's single biggest budget item in FY 2011, costing over $1 trillion.

October 17, 2012

Giovanetti: Townhall debate not a game changer, and Obama desperately needed a game-changer

Posted by Erin Humiston

Did President Obama make a comeback after the presidential townhall debate? IPI president Tom Giovanetti offers his analysis in Politico's The Arena.


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