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Examining the latest topics and news related to innovation policy.

The Use of March-In Rights Could Undermine Innovation and National Security

By Hideki Tomoshige and Sujai Shivakumar By accelerating new products to market, the nation’s innovation system—a network of interconnected activities across university researchers, small and large businesses, and venture capital and other financial organizations, among other actors—enhances economic growth, competitiveness, and national security. Securing the future of this innovation system
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Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S.-China Innovation Competition

By Chris Borges The United States is engaged in a competition for technology and innovation leadership with China, with both nations making significant investments in their domestic innovation systems while seeking to undermine the other’s innovation system. The United States, for instance, has implemented export controls and investment restrictions to slow China’s
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Informing the Innovation Policy Debate: Key Concepts in Copyright Laws for Generative AI

By Julia Yoon and Chris Borges Since OpenAI released ChatGPT to the public in November 2022, the use of and investment in generative artificial intelligence (AI) has exploded. Companies have released dozens of new models that can create text, images, sound, and even video, while investments in generative AI quintupled from
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(Transcript) 2024 LeadershIP Conference Panel IV: The Geopolitical Technology Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities

This transcript is from the 2024 LeadershIP Conference hosted at CSIS on April 9th, 2024. Watch the full video here. (DOWNLOAD) LeadershIP 2024 – Panel 4 Transcript Panel Description: National security priorities and technological leadership are inextricably linked. What can innovation, intellectual property, and competition policies do to help
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(Transcript) 2024 LeadershIP Conference Panel III: Architecting the Future: Call to Action for Innovation Policy

This transcript is from the 2024 LeadershIP Conference hosted at CSIS on April 9th, 2024. Watch the full video here. (DOWNLOAD) LeadershIP 2024 – Panel 3 Transcript Panel Description: There are several legislative proposals on the table today affecting IP, antitrust, and competition. Is more (or less) needed to
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(Transcript) 2024 LeadershIP Conference Panel II: Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence

This transcript is from the 2024 LeadershIP Conference hosted at CSIS on April 9th, 2024. Watch the full video here. (DOWNLOAD) LeadershIP 2024 – Panel 2 Transcript Panel Description: The Artificial Intelligence revolution has raised key questions that society has yet to answer, from pending litigation over training data
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(Transcript) 2024 LeadershIP Conference Panel I: National Security: Innovation, Intellectual Property, and International Competitiveness

This transcript is from the 2024 LeadershIP Conference hosted at CSIS on April 9th, 2024. Watch the full video here. (DOWNLOAD) LeadershIP 2024 – Panel 1 Transcript Panel Description: The ongoing global IP policy developments are impacting U.S. technological and economic competitiveness. From March-In rights to Standards Essential
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Securing the U.S. Biopharma Innovation System against Bad Ideas

By Jeffery Depp and Tisyaketu Sirkar The journey of Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman’s Nobel prize-winning invention of modified nucleotides—essential components of the mRNA vaccines—to their commercial application in vaccines that aided in arresting the Covid-19 pandemic illustrates the importance of a robust innovation system that is founded on secure intellectual
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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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