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Innovate4Health: SaTo Pan Delivers a Sustainable Solution to the Sanitation Crisis in Developing Nations

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative.

Innovate4HealthBy Michael O’Keefe

Poor sanitation poses an ongoing threat to the health and well-being of people in the developing world. Severe health problems, death, and disease can be directly linked to unsafe hygiene practices that continue to plague many countries. Read more

Innovate4Health: Daktari Diagnostics Takes on Africa’s Healthcare Challenges One Diagnostic Device at a Time

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Innovate4HealthBy Alex Summerton & Nick Churchill

Africa’s predominantly rural characteristic and limited medical infrastructure are among the region’s greatest challenges to implementing effective healthcare programs and policies for its residents.  Read more

New White Paper Explores the Importance of Property Rights to National Wealth and Security

a hand reaching for a shining, hanging keyA new white paper, Property Rights: The Key to National Wealth and National Security, was published today by Dr. James Edwards, the Executive Director of Conservatives for Property Rights. In the white paper, Dr. Edwards explores how stable and effective property rights in both tangible and intangible property are critical to human flourishing and progress, and he notes that a renewed commitment to strengthening property rights will help to restore U.S. Read more

Innovate4Health: Augmented Reality Technology Helps Bring Surgical Expertise to Conflict Zones and the Developing World

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Innovate4HealthBy Gleb Savich

The majority of people in the world do not have access to safe and affordable surgical care. More than 2 billion people cannot receive surgical care simply because there are no surgical facilities where they live. Read more

Innovate4Health: Indian Startup Develops Nanomaterial Filter to Help Solve Global Drinking Water Crisis

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Innovate4HealthBy Gleb Savich

Access to clean water remains a critical issue on a global scale. According to the latest statistics by the World Health Organization (WHO), 844 million people lack a basic drinking water service and at least 2 billion people use contaminated water that can transmit cholera, dysentery, typhoid, polio, and other diseases. Read more

Innovate4Health: DNAe Enhances HIV Treatment By Monitoring the Effectiveness of Antiretroviral Therapy

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Innovate4HealthBy Alex Summerton

HIV/AIDS is a complex disease presenting a range of challenges for all stages of a patient’s progression. Effective detection, diagnosis, management, and monitoring are all crucial, and problems anywhere in the treatment chain can make later stages more difficult or undo the careful work of earlier stages. Read more

Letter to Antitrust Chief Applauds DOJ’s New Evidence-Based Approach to IP Enforcement

hand under a lightbulb drawn on a chalkboardA group of judges, former judges and government officials, law professors and economists with expertise in antitrust law and patent law sent a letter to Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim earlier today applauding his recent announcements that the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) would now take a balanced, evidence-based approach in applying antitrust law to patent licensing, especially to patented innovations that have been contributed to technological standards. Read more

U.S. Innovation Economy Falls Even Further in Latest GIPC Patent Rankings

hand under a lightbulb drawn on a chalkboardThe Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has just released the sixth edition of its International IP Index. Unfortunately, the report finds that the United States is now tied for 12th place in its patent rankings. Read more

Innovate4Health: Nike’s Innovations Provide Comfort and Independence to People with Disabilities

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Innovate4HealthBy Nick Churchill

Many amputees, stroke victims, and people with movement disabilities rely on specialized clothing to support their daily lives. Participation in society, whether in the developing or developed world, requires being appropriately dressed.  Read more

CPIP Scholars File Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Fix Section 101

dictionary entry for the word "innovate"On December 4, 2017, CPIP Founder Adam Mossoff and CPIP John F. Witherspoon Legal Fellow David Lund filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant certiorari in RecogniCorp. v. Nintendo. The amicus brief was joined by several law professors, including Richard Epstein and Michael Risch, as well as CPIP Senior Scholars Chris Holman, Kristen Osenga, Mark Schultz, and Ted Sichelman. Read more