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Webinar: Ensuring leadership on 5G

Looking ahead to 2021 and beyond, this webinar explores the future of technological leadership, with a focus on 5G and other emerging technologies. Panelists discuss the roles that business and government will play in building the next generation of technologies.

Topics include:

  • What is 5G?
  • 5g use cases: examples from the U.S. and Germany
  • Challenges to using 5G
  • How we can engender innovation related to 5G
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Webinar: Promoting Diversity in U.S. Innovation

When the American patent system becomes more diverse, America’s innovation economy becomes stronger and more successful. Inventors who hold patents consistently earn higher incomes than non-inventors, and businesses with patents—especially small businesses and startups owned by women and people of color—are better able to access capital, attract customers and licensees, and create jobs than businesses without IP.  Inventors, academics, industry leaders, advocacy leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders must work together to close the patent gaps for women, people of color, and low-income individuals to help close wage and wealth gaps, strengthen the U.S. economy, and develop new and different inventions. This webinar discusses how policymakers, educators, and the private sector are working to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to invent and patent.

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U.S. patent chief warns against ‘drastic’ actions in light of COVID

A top U.S. official on Tuesday dismissed calls for countries to waive intellectual property protections on vaccines and other products to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

“Before any drastic measures are taken with respect to IP rights, evidence must be brought to bear that such measures are actually needed,” Andrei Iancu, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, said during a discussion hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “This has not happened.”

“To the contrary, the evidence to date shows that there is an unprecedented level of cooperation in industry, and that IP has facilitated this worldwide cooperation,” Iancu added.

Read full story [has subscriber paywall].

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USG Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property

The U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property provides an overview of the Trump Administration’s intellectual property enforcement strategy and policy efforts.

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