Friday, January 13, 2017 - 03:17

Intellectual property and honeybees. At first you may think they don’t have much in common. But, as you’ll learn below, the impact of IP-intensive industries on America’s economy is very similar to the critical role the honeybee plays in pollinating agriculture around the world.

Simply put, if you remove either one, you take away all the good things they create.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:11

A recent report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research brought to light that despite increasing attention towards eliminating the gender wage gap, there is still a large disparity between men and women when it comes to holding patents.

After the IWPR brief rekindled the discussion, many notable publications and experts weighed in with their take on what caused the gap.

We’ve rounded up 4 great articles to get you up to speed.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 08:58

Stop what you’re doing right now. This is your chance to learn something truly amazing: this blog post will [hopefully] help you to appreciate the history of the patent system and better understand the part it has played in building the America we know today.

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:13

Strong patents make wealthy nations. That is the conclusion of a new paper by Stanford University Professor and intellectual property expert Stephen Haber. Haber presents data from his economic and historical analysis demonstrating a clear relationship between the strength of enforceable patent rights and the level of economic development across countries. He writes simply:

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 13:13

If you’ve ever wondered what patents do and have done for the United States, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn more.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 13:22

Save the Inventor was launched three years ago to raise awareness about the importance of a strong U.S. patent system and the critical role it plays in American innovation and economic growth. Today, thanks to 28,000 active supporters, 2 million website visitors and 56,000 letters sent to Congress, our movement has become a powerful voice for inventors’ rights. In fact, we’ve received such an outpouring of support, a basic “thank you” just didn’t seem like enough.

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 14:53

Great inventions create great demand. But it’s not always from investors and customers. At SXSW 2016, Brian Pomper, Executive Director of the Innovation Alliance, introduced expert panelists, Bryan Pate, Co-Founder and CEO, ElliptiGO; Deanna Tanner Okun, Former Chair, U.S. International Trade Commission; David Kappos, Former Director, USPTO; and Kelly Slone, President and CEO, BioUtah. They discussed how patents can help inventors protect their ideas from intellectual property infringement.

Click below to hear the full panel discussion.