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Youth Internet Safety: Risks, Responses, and Research Recommendations

by John Villasenor, Adina Farrukh, Rebecca Sadwickvia Brookings Institution
Monday, October 20, 2014

As Internet use by children and teenagers increases, so do concerns about their online safety. Providing a safe environment requires an in-depth understanding of the types and prevalence of online risks young Internet users face, as well as of the solutions most effective in mitigating these risks.

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Dealing with China

by Francis Fukuyamavia Analysis
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Francis Fukuyama argues that, while neither the Chinese economic nor political models are sustainable in the long run, “We need to assume that China will remain on its current growth trajectory” and “cannot assume a deus ex machina solution to our present problem.” The first step, he says, entails building a multilateral framework for dealing with China's territorial claims.

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Patents and the Global Diffusion of New Drugs

by Iain Cockburn, Jean O. Lanjouw, Mark Schankermanvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Monday, September 29, 2014

This paper studies how patent rights and price regulation affect how fast new drugs are launched in different countries, using newly constructed data on launches of 642 new drugs in 76 countries for the period 1983-2002 and information on the duration and content of patent and price control regimes.

The State Clean Energy Cookbook

The State Clean Energy Cookbook: A Dozen Recipes for State Action on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

by George P. Shultz, Jeremy Carl, David Fedorvia Analysis
Thursday, September 11, 2014

States are increasingly becoming the locus of domestic energy policy-making. Hoover's Energy Policy Task Force collaborated with former US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chair Jeff Bingaman and Stanford's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance to find "what works?. The result is a dozen "recipes" for affordable, clean, and secure energy policies that have already been implemented in a variety of U.S. states with good overall results.

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Corporate Cybersecurity Realism: Managing Trade Secrets in a World Where Breaches Occur

by John Villasenorvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cybersecurity intrusions aimed at extracting trade secrets are an unfortunate feature of the 21st century business landscape. In response, many companies have made cybersecurity a top priority, and their networks and systems have become much more secure as a result.

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The Great Way and The Myths

by Mark Harrisonvia The Economic and Social Research Council
Monday, August 4, 2014

A hundred years ago today the Great War broke out. As the story of this conflict has been told and retold, a set of misperceptions about the war have emerged. A paper from the ESRC Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick has analysed the most common myths.

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Patent Holdup: Do Patent Holders Holdup Innovation?

by Stephen Haber, Ross Levinevia IP2 Working Paper Series
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

President Obama and Congress have recommended major patent reforms based on the belief that the patent system allows patent holders to holdup the commercialization of complex technologies.

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O'Reilly v. Morse

by Adam Mossoffvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Monday, April 28, 2014

Chief Justice Roger Taney’s 1854 decision in O’Reilly v. Morse is a famous patent case today. Scholars and judges dispute what legal rule it best represents, but everyone agrees that it was correctly decided: In voiding Claim 8 of Samuel Morse’s patent on the telegraph, Chief Justice Taney reined in a self-aggrandizing inventor who improperly tried to claim control over virtually all telecommunication technologies. 

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Patents are the Foundation of the Market for Inventions

by Daniel F. Spulbervia IP2 Working Paper Series
Monday, April 21, 2014

The paper develops a comprehensive framework demonstrating that patents provide the foundation for the market for inventions.

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Smart Phone Litigation and Standard Essential Patents

by Kirti Gupta, Mark Snydervia IP2 Working Paper Series
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The recent sensationalizing of litigation in the smart phone industry has fostered several concerns, in particular those relating directly to the so-called standard essential patents (SEPs).

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IP Squared Working Paper Series

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Hoover IP² is working to review the premises of the US patent system and to address questions of scope, specification, duration, and economic impact of that system.