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CPIP Affiliate Scholar Erika Lietzan Testifies at HJC Hearing on FDA Approval Process

U.S. Capitol buildingOn July 27, 2017, CPIP Affiliate Scholar and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Missouri–Columbia Erika Lietzan testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law in a hearing on Antitrust Concerns and the FDA Approval Process. Read more

The Drug Innovation Paradox: Matching Incentives to Market Realities

scientist looking through a microscopeThe hardest things are often the most important things. That’s one of the implicit justifications for the intellectual property system. If we want people to do the hard and important work of researching, developing, and commercializing game-changing innovations, then we need to secure the fruits of their labor with property rights. Read more

Proposed CREATES Act Threatens Patent Owners’ Rights

By Erika Lietzan, Kevin Madigan, & Mark Schultz

scientist looking through a microscopeEarlier this month, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act (or CREATES Act). The proposed bill is aimed at deterring what the bill’s author, Sen. Read more