intellectual property

Trump’s Trade War with China: A Great Miscalculation

June 20, 2018

Trump and his advisors seem to be extremely ill-informed about the ways in which China can retaliate, even though the US can impose tariffs on more Chinese goods, than China can impose on the US, says CEPR’s Dean Baker

Trump’s Trade Wars: An Opportunity to Refashion the Intellectual Property Regime?

June 15, 2018

One of the main arguments for imposing tariffs on China is that China is undermining the intellectual property of US companies. China can now either retaliate against US tariffs or take this opportunity to help redesign the international intellectual property system, says CEPR’s Dean Baker

China’s Embrace Of An Intellectual Property System Imposed On It By The United States

April 29, 2018

The two biggest scientific powers, the U.S. & China, need to rethink the world’s intellectual property-based innovation system to safeguard citizen interests or else this privatization of technology, an arms race mentality in science, will produce a dark, dystopian future none of us really want explains Peter Drahos

pharmaceutical Companies

September 11, 2017
An Ohio ballot initiative aims to lower prescription drug prices, but the pharmaceutical industry is circumventing campaign finance laws according to an investigation. Economics professor Lawrence King explains how the pharma industry converts intellectual property rights into inordinate profits and uses these for political power to maintain its privileged position

Economy

August 17, 2017
We need to debate and revise the intellectual property rights regime, which is not only dysfunctional for us, but especially for developing countries, says Dean Baker, co-director of CEPR

UN Panel Strives to Improve Access to Medicines

April 27, 2017

We are not against intellectual property protection, but we want to see that health prevails when there is a conflict, explains legendary Brazilian Ambassador Celso Amorim in discussing recommendations of the UN High Level Panel on Access to Medicines

TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade

October 26, 2016
Countries like India and Brazil saw early on how excessive monopoly protection due to intellectual property rights would be an impediment to development, says professor Peter Drahos

Trade Rules and the Operations of Multinational Corporations

January 15, 2014
President Obama’s fast track process for TPP gets dealt another blow by leaked environment chapter