What are the biggest challenges and opportunities when it comes to improving patient health?

Contributors Respond

'Conversations' Round Up

07.22.13 | By

Last week’s ‘Conversations’ question “What steps should the U.S. take to protect and strengthen IP rights domestically and overseas?” prompted interesting responses from the U.S.

Conversations Contributors - Karen Kerrigan

Conversations Contributors - Steven P. Caltrider

Steven P. Caltrider serves as Vice President, Deputy General Patent Counsel at Eli Lilly and Company. In this role, Steve oversees and manages the global patent litigation group for Eli Lilly. Steve has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and a J.D., summa cum laude, from Indiana University, School of Law.

Conversations Contributors - Mark Elliot

Mark Elliot is executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC). In this capacity, Elliot provides strategic leadership to GIPC’s comprehensive initiative to protect the intellectual property rights that are vital to creating jobs, growing the economy, and enhancing U.S. competitiveness.

Conversations Contributors - Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor is Vice President of International Affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).  Previously, Mr. Taylor was PhRMA’s Associate General Counsel.

Protecting Intellectual Property

07.16.13 | By

This week in Malaysia, the United States continues Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations with many of its most important Asia-Pacific trading partners. As we’ve discussed extensively on the Catalyst, through TPP the U.S. aims to expand trade and exports, create new jobs, and help secure its competitive standing in the global marketplace.

Conversations Contributors - Marc M. Boutin, JD

Marc Boutin is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the National Health Council, an organization that brings together all segments of the health care community to provide a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers.


What steps should the U.S. take to protect and strengthen IP rights domestically and overseas?

Contributors Respond

Individualized care, new innovations key to stemming the tide of chronic disease

07.15.13 | By

A chronic disease is detrimental to more than just the person who has it – its impact ripples through the health care system and economy as a whole. According to research by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 80 cents of every dollar spent on health care in the United States goes to treat chronic disease. Its significance cannot be overstated.


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