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Examining the latest topics and news related to innovation policy.

When AI Helps Generate Inventions, Who Is the Inventor?

By Andrei Iancu and Rama Elluru This commentary from the CSIS-SCSP Task Force on IP in the AI Era was originally published in the Special Competitive Studies Project’s Substack on February 15, 2024. With roots in the U.S. constitution, patent rights provide an exclusive property right in new inventions like drugs,
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Standard Essential Patents and European Economic Security

By Kirti Gupta and Chris Borges On April 27, 2023, the European Commission published a draft proposal on standard essential patents (SEPs) seeking to address the perceived lack of transparency and predictability in the licensing of SEPs. The commission proposes the creation of a competence center within the European Union Intellectual
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Proposed Federal Use of March-in Rights Would Weaken American Innovation

By Sujai Shivakumar and Thomas Howell   The Biden administration is considering exercising something called “march-in rights” as a policy prescription to curb drug prices. But as with any prescription, there is a need to weigh efficacy against the side-effects. In this case, there is evidence that the vast majority of
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(Transcript) A Conversation with Rep. Kevin Kiley (R-CA) on U.S. Intellectual Property Leadership

This transcript is from a CSIS and LeadershIP event hosted on December 12, 2023. Watch the full video here. John J. Hamre: My name is John Hamre. I’m the president here at CSIS. And I have a great privilege today to welcome one of the rising stars in the
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New Efforts to Promote U.S. Innovation: The PERA and PREVAIL Act in Context

By Christopher Borges and Alexander Kersten The United States has a long tradition of technological innovation, and U.S. inventors and innovators continue to drive the creation of new companies, jobs, and economic growth. Secure intellectual property (IP) rights are essential to spur this innovation. Critically, patents transform ideas into property
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(Transcript) Incentivizing Innovation for National Security: A Conversation with Rep. Deborah Ross (D-NC)

This transcript is from a CSIS & LeadershIP event hosted on December 4, 2023. Watch the full video here. Sujai Shivakumar: Good morning and welcome to CSIS. My name is Sujai Shivakumar. I’m a senior fellow at CSIS and the director of the Renewing American Innovation Project. The Renewing
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Safeguarding Human Invention in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Alexander Kersten Introduction On October 30, President Joe Biden issued the Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. This comes at a time when artificial intelligence (AI)’s anticipated capabilities and applications are expected to have a tremendous impact on the future
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Letter to Congress Correcting False Claims About Bayh-Dale Act and § 1498 on Drug Price Controls

On September 28th, 2023, a letter was sent to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and to Secretary Becerra correcting false claims that the federal government can use the Bayh-Dole Act or § 1498 to impose
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Dr. Kirti Gupta – Testimony: Innovating Ideas Around Standards and Intellectual Property

On September 20th, 2023, LeadershIP Executive Director Dr. Kirti Gupta testified for the ITA-NIST-USPTO Listening Session on Innovating Ideas Around Standards and Intellectual Property.    Transcript: Good afternoon. My name is Dr. Kirti Gupta and I am speaking on behalf of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Let
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