Laws & Patents

    Stronger patents can lead to more innovation by creating an incentive for research and development. They also can be used protectively, creating long-lasting monopolies. At the Institute, we're asking to what extent the law should safeguard patents, and where patent law hurts economic progress.

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    U.S. Corporations Don’t Need Tax Breaks on Foreign Profits

    Many Americans have expressed outrage over Pfizer’s plan, through its merger with Allergan, to move its tax home from the United States to Ireland. Now, in a New York Times op-ed, Carl Icahn, the billionaire corporate raider turned hedge fund activist, has joined the chorus. He labels the Pfizer-Allergan deal a “travesty,” blaming the U.S.’s “uncompetitive international tax system.” Read more

    Capitalism and the Rule of Law

    Apr 4, 2013 | 02:30—04:30

    Business Leaders Panel: The Future of the World and Asia's Role

    Apr 4, 2013 | 04:00—05:00

    Innovation Systems

    Apr 3, 2013 | 09:15—10:15

    Innovation and Inequality: Cause or Cure