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.

Spotlight

Q&A with Julia Spencer, MSD: Global Diffusion of Molnupiravir

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Innovation Council Analysis on IGC talks at WIPO

This detailed analysis by the Innovation Council critically examines the proposed international instrument with respect to the patent system, R&D, and avoiding legal uncertainty.  We highlight challenges in achieving transparency, legal certainty, and the impact on R&D commercialization.....

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Summary of TRIPS Council Special Session Presentation

This document provides a synopsis of the remarks made by Jennifer Brant, the executive director of Innovation Council, at the TRIPS Council Special Session in September of 2023. Jennifer discusses three of her most prominent works: Unprecedented (2021, co-authored with Prof. Mark Schultz), Making....

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Recent Developments

Innovation Council Q&A with Dr. Axel Braun

In this insightful Innovation Council Q&A, Dr. Braun -- a former Swiss and European patent attorney -- discusses the challenges of legal....

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Innovation Council Q&A with Syngenta Seeds

In this Innovation Council Q&A with Olivier Sauvageot of Syngenta, key issues around WIPO's IGC negotiations on IP and genetic resources are....

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WIPO SCP Statement: SEPs Sharing Session

The following document is an account of the statement made by Innovation Council at the World Intellectual Property Organization surrounding the....

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WIPO SCP Statement: IP and COVID

The following document is an account of the statement made by Innovation Council at the World Intellectual Property Organization surrounding the....

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Letter: Brussels patent revamp imperils Europe’s mobile industry

InterDigital CEO and President, Liren Chen, discusses SEP regulation in this letter to the editor of the Financial Times. The message is clear:....

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Promising Policies and Problems for Closing the Gender IP Gap

This report provides an overview of promising policies and programs for improving IP diversity, focusing on Europe. Utsav Bahl, our research....

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Q&A: Cellular Technology Standardization and the EU SEP Regulation

The Standard Essential Patents Regulation (SEP Regulation) is moving through the EU legislative process, with the draft Regulation now under....

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Innovation Lightbulb newsletter – update on the CHIPS and Science Act

This blog by the Center for Strategic and International Studies presents data relating to the United States’ CHIPS and Science Act. The....

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European Patent Office Report

In 2022, the European Patent Office (EPO) released this study providing evidence and insights on gender and patenting across Europe. The study....

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