The U.S. Chamber of Commerce believes that American inventions and intellectual property fuel our economy, create jobs, and improve our daily lives through better access to medicines, increased trust in brands, and greater consumer safety.
- There are a total of 75 U.S. industries classified as intellectual property (IP) intensive. These IP-intensive industries contribute $5.8 trillion to U.S. output, making up 38% of total U.S. GDP.
- IP-intensive industries directly and indirectly supply 55.7 million U.S. jobs and pay 30% higher wages, at $50,576 per worker, compared to the national average of $38,768.
- U.S. intellectual property companies drive American global competitiveness by generating 74% of U.S. exports and contributing $1 trillion to the U.S. trade balance.
The Chamber’s Plan for Protecting Innovation
- Promote robust IP rules and enforcement programs in the US and around the world.
- Improve our economy and grow quality job opportunities for the American workforce by strengthening the protection and enforcement of IP rights.
- Combat online sales of counterfeited goods and piracy that damages the American economy and compromises consumer safety.
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