The Drug Innovation Paradox: Matching Incentives to Market Realities

The hardest things are often the most important things. That’s one of the implicit justifications for the intellectual property system. If we want people to do the hard and important work of researching, developing, and commercializing game-changing innovations, then we need to secure the fruits of their labor with property rights. In her forthcoming paper, […]

No Consensus That Broad Patent ‘Reform’ is Necessary or Helpful

Adam Mossoff and I have an op-ed that was published on The Hill. Here’s a brief excerpt: Two recent op-eds published in The Hill argue that broad patent legislation—misleadingly labeled “reform”—is needed because the U.S. patent system is fundamentally broken. In the first, Timothy Lee contends that opponents “cannot with a straight face” argue that […]

Endless Whack-A-Mole: Why Notice-and-Staydown Just Makes Sense

Cross-posted from the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) Blog. Producer Richard Gladstein knows all about piracy. As he recently wrote for The Hollywood Reporter, his latest film, The Hateful Eight, was “viewed illegally in excess of 1.3 million times since its initial theatrical release on Christmas Day.” Gladstein is not shy about […]