The Latest from the White House – An Executive Order in Support of Increased Domestic Production of Federally Funded Inventions

By: Nafsika Karavida On July 28, 2023, President Biden signed Executive Order “Federal Research and Development in Support of Domestic Manufacturing and United States Jobs,” also known as “Invent it Here, Make it Here.”[1] The main purpose of the Executive Order (“EO”) is to boost domestic manufacturing of inventions that...

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U.S. Copyright Office Steps Into the Future (Albeit Slowly) With Its Strategic Plan for 2022-2026

Years in the making, the U.S. Copyright Office has released a new strategic plan – Fostering Creativity and Enriching Culture (the “Plan”) – to be implemented over 2022-2026. Its overarching purpose is to make the copyright system more accessible, understandable, and up to date, as well as more useful to...

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Nafsika Karavida Discusses U.S. and EU Approaches to Vaccine Patents and Compulsory Licensing Amid COVID-19

Governments, pharmaceutical companies and medical researchers around the world are racing to produce a vaccine for COVID-19, as well as potential drugs to fight the virus in those who contract it. The numbers show at least 70 reported potential vaccines and 150 other drugs for treatment that are in development...

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