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Economic growth begins with ideas, innovation and creativity. Since the signing of the Constitution, the U.S. has protected the fruits of creativity and innovation through intellectual property protection, primarily expressed as patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.

As our economy has become even more dependent on innovation, intellectual property issues have been pushed to the forefront. The clashes have led some to question the value and even the legitimacy of IP protection. While some of these attacks come from the libertarian perspective, most originate from the same naïve socialist impulses that so demonstrably failed in the realm of real property—but somehow are seen as thoughtful with respect to IP.

IPI believes that creators have the right to own and control the fruits of their creativity, and that the IP system has done an admirable job of not only incentivizing innovation, but also making creative products and services available to the public and transferring technology to the developing world.

June 4, 2019

Senator Cornyn's Bureaucracy Empowerment Act

Senators John Cornyn and Richard Blumenthal want to control prescription drug prices by empowering bureaucracy. When has that ever worked?

May 29, 2019

Protecting Pharmaceutical Patents Is Critical to Our Health

Sen. John Cornyn's legislation that attempts to address problems he sees with the patent protections afforded to American drug companies overreaches and would limit the ability of pharmaceutical firms to develop and improve medicines. 

April 26, 2019

IPI Annual World Intellectual Property Day Celebration Features Rep. Doug Collins

The Institute for Policy Innovation, in partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization, hosts its annual World Intellectual Property Day Celebration featuring Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

March 13, 2019

Coalition Letter to the 116th Congress Urging the Protection of Intellectual Property

Coalition letter of over 70 cosigners urging the 116th Congress to protect intellectual property rights for every American innovator.

January 31, 2019

Smart Tech Needs Sound Policy

Innovation continues to outpace government, especially the capacity of legislatures to design sound policy frameworks. The danger is that poor policy will hamper the rollout of smart technology.

November 29, 2018

Coalition Letter Opposing HHS Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making: International Pricing Index Model for Medicare Part B Drugs

In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, IPI and 54 other conservative groups and activists expressed opposition to HHS’s “International Pricing Index” payment model for drugs administered under Medicare Part B.

August 29, 2018

Associations Say Renegotiated NAFTA Needs All of North America

As word of a tentative new trade pact between the U.S. and Mexico surfaced Monday, several associations urged the White House to keep Canada in the agreement too.

August 28, 2018

Public Knowledge Pans Post-NAFTA Mexico Trade Agreement

The Institute for Policy Innovation has said it is "critical" that "any revision of NAFTA includes strong, updated protections for IP goods and services."

August 28, 2018

NAFTA Without IP Consideration is 'Not a Better Deal' Warns IPI President

If the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) doesn’t improve intellectual property protections, then it’s not a better deal, according to the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI).

August 23, 2018

A New NAFTA Must Enhance IP Protections

If a new NAFTA doesn’t improve intellectual property protections, it’s not a better deal, says a new publication released today by the Institute for Policy Innovation.

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