Intellectual Property

Our economy is driven by the need to innovate, create, and develop new ways to serve consumers, and industries that rely on intellectual property (IP) play an essential role.

When inventors, researchers, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs know that their work will be protected and rewarded through strong IP rights—including patents, trademarks, and copyrights—they have the certainty and the incentive to keep the economy-boosting innovations coming. Moreover, IP protections guard consumers against dangerous fakes and counterfeit goods.

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Above the FoldMay 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Tablets of Zocor generic Simvastatin and Zoloft generic Sertraline.

Make Sure Americans Get the Real Deal on Meds

When Americans buy medication, the last thing they should worry about is whether they are getting what they paid for.

Press ReleaseApr 28, 2017 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Welcomes USTR Special 301 Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President of the Global Intellectual Property Center Mark Elliot issued the following statement in response to release of the 2017 Special 301 Report by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR):

Above the FoldApr 27, 2017 - 4:00pm

Boosting the Business of American Innovation

Our intellectual property laws make the business of innovation possible.

Above the FoldMar 29, 2017 - 9:00am

Celebrating Ingenuity & Innovation During Women’s History Month

These women span every industry and saturate every community.

Press ReleaseMar 21, 2017 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Eli Lilly v. Canada Patent Ruling

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:

EventMar 06, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

GIPC 2017 Young Leaders Forum

The Global Intellectual Property Center will host a Young Leaders Forum at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to address the importance of protecting intellectual property (IP).

Above the FoldFeb 20, 2017 - 10:00am

The State of American Intellectual Property: Protecting American Jobs

IP-driven jobs contribute to the local economy in every single state and in every single county in the United States.

Above the FoldFeb 13, 2017 - 9:00am
GIPC's Fifth Annual Index Release

IP: The Roots of Innovation

The United States has long been one of the most innovative nations on earth. So what sets us apart?

Above the FoldFeb 08, 2017 - 4:15pm
Patent Reform

U.S. Still at Top of the Heap for IP Protection

The GIPC index looks at IP standards in 45 countries.