Are Innovators Born or Made?

March 13, 2018

The question of whether people are born with innovative talent or can develop it has knock-on effects to issues ranging from productivity growth in the macroeconomy to innovators’ wages to the gender gap in entrepreneurship.

US intellectual property protection sorely lacking

March 11, 2018

We're No. 12! We're No. 12! That is not the chant that a proud American might have been cheering at the Olympic Village in Pyeongchang.

The U.S. Patent System, not China's IP Policies, is the Reason Behind America’s Decline in Global Competitiveness

March 09, 2018

The Chinese patent system has come a long way since the first intellectual property laws were passed in China in 1985.

NSF Fiscal Year 2019 budget to advance innovation, infrastructure

March 08, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) released more detailed information regarding President Donald J. Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 NSF budget request to Congress.

Patent reform and innovation

February 23, 2018

At issue is a new procedure, established by the 2011 America Invents Act (AIA). It provides an mechanism for the Patent Office to double check its work and weed out its mistakes, revoking patents that never should never have been granted.

Falcon Heavy launch a major step for American innovation

February 19, 2018

Falcon Heavy’s launch was seemingly flawless. Reminiscent of the ‘90s space shuttle or ‘60s Apollo mission days, people gathered around to watch the huge rocket launch into space.

U.S. Patent System Falls to 12th Place in Chamber Global IP Index for 2018

February 13, 2018

This year the United States edged out the United Kingdom by a mere .01 points on the Chamber scale. The U.S. position was helped by improved scores relating to copyrights and trademarks, but was dragged down as the U.S.

US takes one step forward, two steps back on innovation

February 12, 2018

Although there are some positive outcomes illustrating the power of the patent system, there have also been some significant missteps in the other direction. By moving one step forward, but two steps back, the United States is losing ground as an innovative leader.

How talented kids from low-income families become America's 'Lost Einsteins'

January 29, 2018

To maximize innovation and growth, all of our brightest youth should have the opportunity to become inventors. But a study we recently conducted, jointly with Neviana Petkova of the U.S. Treasury, paints a very different picture.

America is outsourcing innovation, and we need to bring it back

January 25, 2018

In early 2018, the White House is slated to start work on the congressionally-mandated 


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