Every innovation that improves lives, advances society, and drives our economy starts with an idea. Strong intellectual property rights—including patents, trademarks, and copyrights—protect and incentivize those ideas. When inventors, researchers, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs have legal certainty that their work will be protected and rewarded, they can keep the transformative ideas coming. Intellectual property protections also shield consumers from dangerous fake and counterfeit goods, giving people assurances that products—from life-saving medicines to toys—are safe and authentic.
Top Takeaways from the U.S. Chamber’s 2023 State of American Business Address
This year’s State of American Business speech sets out an 'Agenda for American Strength': an aspirational and forward-looking plan to set up the country and its business community for long-term success.
Trade and innovation are both essential to U.S. prosperity — and it turns out they are closely related. Here's why America must lead on trade and innovation.
- 4 Things to Know About Intellectual Property and COVID-19 VaccinesIntellectual property enabled the discovery of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s why calls to waive IP rights would undermine medical innovation and our ability to respond to the next pandemic.
- Intellectual Property: A Primer for BusinessesIssues surrounding intellectual property rights in the U.S. have a significant impact on the business community. Here’s what businesses need to know.
- How Can the U.S. Government Better Protect Companies from CyberattacksHere are some ways government leaders are protecting the United States from cyberattacks that could steal intellectual property and personal data.
The U.S. Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center champions innovation and creativity through intellectual property standards so businesses can save lives, solve problems, create jobs, advance growth, and enhance society. Our work to protect strong intellectual property rights begins in Washington, D.C., and extends to countries across the globe.
Learn about ways government leaders are protecting the United States from cyberattacks that could steal intellectual property and personal data.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of International Intellectual Property Patrick Kilbride today responded to a NAFTA tribunal ruling on a patent dispute between pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and the Canadian government:
IP-driven jobs contribute to the local economy in every single state and in every single county in the United States.
The United States has long been one of the most innovative nations on earth. So what sets us apart?
The GIPC index looks at IP standards in 45 countries.
New Research Reveals Trends in 45 Economies Around the World WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released its 5th annual International IP Index, “The Roots of Innovation,” rating 45 world economies on patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, enforcement, and international treaties. The economies benchmarked in the 2017 Index account for 90 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP).
U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 11, 2017.