Incubate Celebrates World IP Day
In the world of Making Medicine, every day should be World IP Day.
In the world of Making Medicine, every day should be World IP Day. Intellectual property drives innovation and more importantly creates better outcomes for patients. When Incubate was formed more than five years ago, defending IP and raising awareness of its role in the life science ecosystem was the number one priority. That hasn’t changed.
Just two weeks ago, Executive Director John Stanford testified on the importance of IP to the International Trade Commission and reminded policymakers that strong IP isn’t new, or even solely for businesses. IP is so fundamental to American ingenuity that it is in the Constitution.
But as we celebrate IP today, it faces threats at home and around the world, largely because few fully appreciate that without IP, there is no investment. And without that investment, there is no new discovery nor hope for patients. Here are just a few of our resources on IP that all explain why it is worth celebrating!
- For an overview of the threats to IP, read our piece in RealClearHealth.
- For an understanding of the role IP plays in the Small Molecule Penalty, check out our one-pager and presentation.
- For an understanding of why IP is important on the global stage, check out this op-ed and John’s testimony from the USITC hearing.
Check out Incubate’s ‘Greatest Hits’ on IP:
- Incubate Statement on WTO Decision to Suspend Global IP Rights
- In Rejecting “March-In Rights” Petition for Xtandi, NIH Sends a Strong Message in Support of Intellectual Property Protections
- Making Medicine: EPISODE 11- New Modalities: The Future Of Drug Development
- Making Medicine: EPISODE 3- Valuing Inventors & Entrepreneurs: Changing The Dialogue Of IP
- Making Medicine: EPISODE 1- 40 Years In Review: Bayh-Dole To 2021