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Daniel J. Staudt

is current President of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), an international trade association representing members that own, or are interested in, intellectual property (IP) rights from over 125 companies and 30 countries. Staudt is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law (1990) and VP, Chief IP Counsel at Siemens Corporation, an IPO member company.

Recent Articles by Daniel J. Staudt

Waiving IP Rights: The Wrong Path to the Right Goals

Waiving intellectual property (IP) protections for COVID-19 vaccines will hinder rather than further three meritorious objectives of the current U.S. Presidential Administration: ending the pandemic as soon as possible, leveling the IP playing field with China, and pursuing a worker-centric trade policy. Ensuring equitable, widespread, and successful distribution of vaccines across the globe to meet the challenges of COVID-19, ending the erosion of U.S. IP at the hands of China, and putting Americans back to work are goals that most of us in the U.S. share. An examination of the facts, however, demonstrates that waiving IP rights in the name of COVID-19 relief undermines each of these three U.S. government goals.