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

Summary of IGC Conversation with Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran and Dr. Axel Braun

This document provides a synopsis of the online conversation that Innovation Council held with experts Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran and Dr....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations
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IGC Conversation with Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran and Dr. Axel Braun

Innovation Council spoke online with experts Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran and Dr. Axel Braun to discuss IGC developments and negotiations at...

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations
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Empowering Innovation, Enabling Collaboration: A Blueprint for Pandemic Preparedness

Innovation Council in collaboration with co-authors Mark Schultz and Douglas Park created the policy brief Empowering Innovation, Enabling Collaboration: A...

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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.....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies
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Recent Developments

IGC Q&A with Wend Wendland

In this Q&A, WIPO Director Wend Wendland walks us through the history and key elements of the WIPO IGC talks, providing useful references....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations

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

Innovation Council sat down with Julia Spencer, Associate Vice President for Global Multilateral Engagement & Strategic Alliances at MSD, to...

Posted in: Technology and Knowledge Diffusion

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....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations

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....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations

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....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

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....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

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:....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

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...

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

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....

Posted in: Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems