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A Cure Worse Than the Disease? Proposed Changes to European Patent Law are Threatening Pharmaceutical Innovation

a hand reaching for a hanging, shining keyInnovation is all around us. We love and appreciate the latest video games, software apps, and smartphones. We await the integration of self-driving cars and other forms of artificial intelligence. Beyond the gadgets and luxuries we think we can’t live without, there are even more essential products that affect the lives of millions around the world on a daily basis. Read more

Innovate4Health: Embrace Infant Warmers Help Save Lives of Preterm Babies in Developing Countries

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

Innovate4HealthBy Gleb Savich

Preterm birth is the leading cause of death for children under five years old. An estimated 15 million babies are born before 37 weeks gestation each year, and nearly 1 million children under five die due to complications associated with such births. Read more

CPIP & ITIF Launch “Innovate4Health” Policy Research Initiative

Innovate4HealthIn celebration of World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, 2017, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) today joined with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) to launch “Innovate4Health,” a joint project to promote the critical role that intellectual property rights play in spurring innovative solutions to pressing global health challenges. Read more

Innovate4Health: mPedigree Battles Counterfeit Drugs Through Innovative Verification System

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

Innovate4HealthCounterfeit medicines sold under a product name without proper authorization are a serious threat to global public health. Classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as substandard, spurious, falsely labelled, falsified and counterfeit (SSFFC) medical products, counterfeit drugs are regularly designed to appear identical to genuine products. Read more