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Image of the Day: Americans Remain Highly Positive Toward Free Enterprise and Business Over Government

In what sometimes seems like an era of constantly expanding government and demonization of free markets, a recent Gallup poll offers refreshing news - Americans overwhelmingly view free markets positively, especially relative to the federal government:…[more]

January 25, 2022 • 06:19 PM

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Debunking Some Anti-Patent Myths Print
By CFIF Staff
Wednesday, June 02 2021

Throughout its history, the United States has led the world in protecting intellectual property (IP) rights.  On that foundation, we’ve also led the world in artistic, commercial and scientific innovation, particularly with lifesaving medicines and vaccines. Yet patent rights are under increasing assault, with some charging biopharmaceutical manufacturers with “antitrust” violations for utilizing and building upon their patents for the greater good. Those false critiques under the guise of “antitrust” typically rely upon an array of misleading and pejorative labels, the most prominent of which we address and debunk below:

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