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May 5, 2022

IPI Policy Basics: Permissionless Innovation vs. the Precautionary Principle (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Senior Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland guides a discussion with IPI President Tom Giovanetti about the importance of permissionless innovation, and the problems with its opposite—the precautionary principle.

April 20, 2022

Judicial Supremacy and the Mask Mandate (Audio: Interview)

IPI President Tom Giovanetti and 660AM The Answer's Mark Davis tackle a number of topics including: World Intellectual Property Day, intellectual consistency regarding judicial supremacy and the place of religion in the Republican Party. 

September 23, 2021

Innovation and the Paradigm Shift Right Before Our Eyes (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews, Senior Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland, and IPI President Tom Giovanetti discuss incremental innovation, critical mass and paradigm shifts in vaccine technology, smart phones, private space launch and other technologies.

April 29, 2021

IPI Policy Basics: 'Right to Repair' Is a Trojan Horse and a Threat to American Innovation (Audio: Podcast)

“Right to Repair” initiatives in the states seem reasonable but are actually Trojan Horse proposals designed to undermine intellectual property protection, but were they to succeed American innovation would be undermined and consumer safety would be compromised. With the assistance of IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.

April 22, 2021

IPI Policy Basics: What Is Intellectual Property and Why Is it Important? (Audio: Podcast)

In honor of World IP Day, IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland discuss why intellectual property protection is important, and why IPI hosts annual World IP Day Policy Briefings.

March 4, 2021

IPI Policy Basics: Prescription Drug Development and the Miracle of the Covid-19 Vaccine(s) (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews describes some of the hurdles of prescription drug development, why the development of the Covid-19 vaccines is such a success story, and what we might learn from this experience. With comments by IPI president Tom Giovanetti. 

November 19, 2020

IPI Policy Basics: Why Prescription Drug Importation Is a Bad Idea (Audio: Podcast)

Importing drugs from other countries was first embraced by Democrats and now by some Republicans as a way of lowering Americans’ drug spending. But if there’s such a great demand, why has it never worked when implemented at scale? And why won’t anyone take FL Governor Ron DeSantis’ $30 million offer for a company to implement it in Florida? Hint: It might have to do with Medicare Part D, generic drugs, and the danger of counterfeiting.

March 2, 2020

Prescription Drug Prices | KRLD In Depth (Audio: Podcast)

It's an issue that plagues many Americans; high prices of much-needed prescription drugs, and how to pay for them. 

December 16, 2019

Indications the Trump Impeachment is Political Grandstanding Part 2 (Audio: Interview)

In this second part of an interview with radio host Mike Siegel on WBEN (Buffalo, NY), IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews continues his discussion on the reasons we know the Trump impeachment is political grandstanding. Further, he and the host discuss intellectual property and trade policies with China and Mexico.

February 7, 2018

Other Nations Should Pay Their 'Fair Share' To Combat Drug Costs (Audio: Interview)

In a conversation with KMED’s Bill Meyer, Merrill Matthews shares his thoughts on President Trump’s State of the Union address and how the administration is planning to combat rising drug prices-- and it’s not through Democrat-style price controls. 

Total Records: 52