Resources and Recent Developments

Innovation Council posts reports, videos, and other resources about the innovation process and the policies that best support it. We flag recent developments, including policy proposals and actions, that affect innovation ecosystems. We also post inventors’ stories along with other developments, across sectors, from the real economy. You can search our online collection of resources using the search function or by selecting topics in the tags at the bottom of this page. We welcome your suggestions as to additional resources, recent developments, and events to post.

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Enhancing Intellectual Property Management and Appropriation by Innovative SMEs

This one-pager by the Innovation Council explains the importance of sound IP management for SMEs, including complementary and hybrid strategies and recommendations for governments. To read more about innovative SMEs, click through the Innovation Council gallery for World IP Day 2021....

Posted in: Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems
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Challenges for women entrepreneurs & strategies to address the gender IP gap

Innovation Council prepared these slides to raise awareness regarding five challenges that contribute to the IP gender gap. You can read about actions to address the IP gender gap here. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has commissioned a study, which is to be released....

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Recent Developments

The Global Trade Secrets Protection Index (TSPI)

Mark Schultz and co-author Douglas Lippoldt created the Trade Secret Protection Index (TSPI). The TSPI is a data-driven, objective index that....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

Waiving IP Rights During Times of COVID: A ‘False Good Idea’

For Hans Sauers, it is clear that the COVID pandemic is being used as a cover narrative to argue for a quantum leap in the debate over IP....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

The European digital health revolution in the wake of COVID-19

Although European health systems have just faced the most challenging public health threat in their modern history, there have been some....

Posted in: Technology and Knowledge Diffusion

Cato Institute: Why Big Tech Likes Weak IP, by Jonathan Barnett

In his new book, Innovators, Firms, and Markets: The Organizational Logic of Intellectual Property, John Barnett draws on an intellectual....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

IP strategy is a global business strategy

Learn how to protect your intellectual property (IP) domestically and internationally at Phoenix (PHX) Startup Week. Join Wayne Stacy,....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

World IP Day 2021: IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market

World Intellectual Property Day 2021 shines a light on the critical role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the economy and how....

Posted in: Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems

Closing the Gender Gap in Intellectual Property (IP)

Jennifer Brant, Executive Director of Innovation Council, Co-author of “Policy Approaches to Close the Intellectual Property Gender Gap -....

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GSIV finalists transforming reduce and recover waste in developing markets

Just in time for World IP Day we received news of these innovative Growth Stage Impact Ventures (GSIV) Finalists for 2021! The UNDP, EPFL,....

Posted in: Innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals

Africa needs vaccines. What would it take to make them here?

The authors of this article show that, by their estimates, the public market for vaccines in Africa could rise from $1.3 billion today to....

Posted in: Technology and Knowledge Diffusion