The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is hosting the annual BIO International Convention in San Diego, California. The annual event will bring together global leaders in business and the biotech and pharmaceutical industries to discuss the most promising opportunities and pressing challenges in medical innovation.
Why are global innovation forums working to eliminate intellectual property?
Intellectual property (IP) protections facilitate innovation and invention around the world. The benefits are exemplified – in part – by global companies, whose business models are IP-driven. In this case study, we explore the impact of IP on India’s health care delivery.
The World Health Assembly (WHA) is convening delegations from all 194 World Health Organization (WHO) Member States to discuss the health agenda put forth by the WHO Executive Board. One item on the table is a report released by the U.N. High Level Panel (UNHLP) on Access to Medicines, which, if executed, would hamper the power of invention.
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According to Americans, innovation is a key part of what makes the country a world leader. In a public opinion poll of U.S. registered voters, conducted by Morning Consult, respondents shared perspectives on innovation and fostering new inventions.
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Through creativity, perseverance, and significant capital investments, researchers around the world are developing cutting-edge medicines that save and extend lives. But transforming an idea into a valuable new treatment doesn’t happen overnight.
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Intellectual property rights protection is key to growing biopharmaceutical innovation. See how some countries have begun to push for legislation that prevents patent infringement.
Innovation doesn't have to involve complicated products or processes. But it often requires approaching a problem differently than others might.
In a sure sign that innovation is alive and well, the volume of patent applications is growing around the world. But a new report from the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) reveals that patent offices in some countries are not keeping pace with demand.
Patents can be part of the solution to close the gender gap in society and in the economy. By providing temporary exclusive rights to new inventions, patents are helping women business leaders access venture capital, bring new products to market and share their discoveries with the world.