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IP PACT: Using Intellectual Property to Benefit Patients and Society
More than 25 biopharmaceutical companies recently launched the IP PACT – IP Principles for Advancing Cures and Therapies – with the objective of explaining how patient and societal interest are at the core of their approach to intellectual property, and how they intend to maintain this focus as they invent and develop new innovations to advance the field of medicine.
How Intellectual Property Impacts Healthcare Development and Innovation
The healthcare industry is growing to be one of the most impactful markets of the 21st century. The COVID-19 pandemic skyrocketed investments into transformative medical technology and as the world begins to recover, more innovation will be expected of the healthcare world to help curb future pandemics.
When it comes to innovation in the healthcare development sector, intellectual property plays a vital role in how new technologies and devices emerge in the industry. Here’s how intellectual property laws play a role in healthcare development and why it’s important to utilize them.
Going Beyond the Contract: Building a Trade Secret Protection Culture
For many companies in every industry, a digital transformation is underway, as they seek to develop a competitive advantage through new digital innovations and rely more heavily on digital data. This digital transformation is creating an enormous amount of new confidential information – much that should be considered and protected as trade secrets. It is thus increasingly important for companies to build a systematic, effective culture of protecting trade secrets – well beyond mere document marking and non-disclosure agreements.
Get It Right! Getting Legitimate Content Online is Important, Especially During the Pandemic
There has been a spike in online consumption of film, television and other content since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, and unfortunately some of this has been coming from sites offering such content illegally, even for a fee.
The Motion Picture Association’s EMEA president and managing director Stan McCoy discussed this problem in a recent video interview with Ideas Matter, and explained why it is important to “Get It Right”—to access online content from legitimate sites—particularly during the pandemic.
What app developers need to know about intellectual property
The app marketplace is very crowded. To launch a successful app, it’s not enough to merely create something that offers genuine value to users. It’s also important to make sure that your app is protected, to help it stand out among the competition!
Intellectual property is helping in the development of affordable coronavirus vaccines
Intellectual property (IP) is a key building block for any successful and sustainable innovative industry, especially in high risk research. The biopharmaceutical industry’s ability to respond to COVID-19 and other epidemics with such speed and strength is a tribute to IP and to the sustainable innovation that it generates.
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How can we make intellectual property better understood?
A new video from Ideas Matter and the Center for IP Understanding explores the gaps in people's understanding of intellectual property (IP), why a better understanding of IP is needed, and what can be done to improve IP awareness.
COVID-19: Finding a vaccine in record time
Pharma companies, university researchers, and other public and private stakeholders are collaborating closely to develop a new #vaccine for #COVID-19. Intellectual property speeds up this process and facilitates licensing.
Intellectual property and other legal issues related to developing a smartphone app
With more than 5 billion smartphone owners in the world, the mobile app market is huge. For many businesses, tapping into this market represents a key opportunity. However, there is more to it than having a good idea and hiring a mobile app developer to make it happen.
Europe addresses intellectual property problems in China and 12 other countries
The European Commission’s latest report on The Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Third Countries released this month highlights IPR-related problems in 13 different countries that cause “irreparable harm” to European companies. China was again named as the “Priority 1” country “because of the scale and persistence of problems in the area of IPR protection and enforcement.”