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.
- 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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- InternationalU.S. Chamber of Commerce Delegation to Israel's Cyber WeekSunday, June 26 - Thursday, June 3012:00 AM EDT - 12:00 AM EDT
- Health Care9th Annual Health Summit: The Business of HealthTuesday, June 2811:30 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT
- Small BusinessCO— Start. Run. Grow. Growing a Team During the Workforce ShortageWednesday, June 2912:00 PM EDT - 01:00 PM EDT
- Apr 29, 2021At GIPC’s Innovation Ecosystem Event, Innovators and Creators Share Importance of Intellectual Property
The GIPC's Innovation Ecosystems Event Keynote Session – “The Common Thread" focused on how innovation ecosystems foster innovation.
- Apr 28, 2021Comments in Response to Revision of the EU general pharmaceuticals legislation
The Chamber and its Global Innovation Policy Center appreciate the opportunity to respond to the European Commission IIA on revision of general pharmaceuticals legislation, consistent with our ongoing support for the Commission’s work to remove trade barriers and protect IP.
Our comments are attached.
- Mar 25, 2021New Report Reveals Improving Intellectual Property Protections Worldwide The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its ninth annual Intellectual Property (IP) Index, revealing IP protection improved worldwide.
- Mar 24, 2021Intellectual Property Key to Economic Recovery and Defeating Coronavirus, New Report Shows
U.S. Chamber releases ninth annual International IP Index as intellectual property (IP) takes center stage in combatting the global pandemic
- Mar 12, 2021U.S. Chamber of Commerce Statement on Vaccine Leadership following the Quad Summit
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the first meeting of heads of state from the United States, Australia, India and Japan under the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (‘Quad’) framework, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement:
- Mar 10, 2021U.S. Chamber Praises National Privacy Bill Introduced by Rep. DelBene
Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauded the introduction of the Information Transparency & Personal Data Control Act. This legislation, introduced by U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01), would ensure that consumers are afforded meaningful transparency that enables them to direct how personal information is used, collected, and shared.
- Mar 10, 2021America’s R&D Leadership Is in Peril - Here’s How We Can Save It
We need bipartisan action now to help our nation mitigate the effects of COVID-19.
- Mar 02, 2021U.S. Chamber Statement on Proposed WTO IP Rights Waiver
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President Patrick Kilbride regarding the World Trade Organization (WTO) General Council’s discussion of a proposed waiver of intellectual property (IP) commitments in the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement.
- Mar 01, 2021From Zero to Eight: Abbott’s Innovative Spirit Delivers Critical COVID-19 Tests
More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic the rollout of vaccines has taken center stage, but the rapid tests that have been developed to determine who is infected remain critical to reducing the spread and beating the pandemic.
- Feb 25, 2021Testimony on R&D Before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Hearing on “Building Back the U.S. Research Enterprise: COVID Impacts and Recovery” Testimony of Tom Quaadman, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.