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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- Jul 12, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on FY22 Homeland Security Appropriations
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, on Fiscal Year 2022 Homeland Security Appropriations legislation.
- Jun 29, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on FY22 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, ahead of the committee's markup of the Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill,
- May 27, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1260, “United States Innovation and Competition Act”
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate on the manager’s amendment to S. 1260, the, "United States Innovation and Competition Act."
- May 06, 20212021 International IP Index
The Fifth edition of the International IP Index benchmarks the IP framework in 53 global economies across 50 unique indicators.
- Apr 30, 2021U.S. Chamber Response to United States Trade Representative Special 301 Report Examining State of Global Intellectual Property
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senior Vice President of the U.S. Chamber Global Innovation Policy Center Patrick Kilbride issued the following statement in response to the release of the Special 301 Report by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The annual report reviews the global state of intellectual property (IP) rights protection and enforcement.
- 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: