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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.

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Above the FoldSep 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
North America Connected

The Role of Intellectual Property in NAFTA Modernization

A region-wide commitment in support of the innovative and creative sectors will benefit all three economies.

Op EdAug 31, 2017 - 9:00am

St. Cloud Times Op-ed: Back-to-school shopping? Find the real deals

The waning days of summer mean it’s the second-most wonderful time of the year for retail sales: the back to school shopping season. Millions of families are scouring the internet and hitting the malls to find everything from electronics to edgy new clothing while seeking ways to stretch their dollars.

Press ReleaseAug 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement Regarding Executive Memorandum on China Technology Transfer Policies and IP Theft

In response to today’s Executive Memorandum on China’s forced technology transfer policies and intellectual property theft, U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement:

Press ReleaseAug 03, 2017 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds Approval of White House Intellectual Property Advisor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber President and CEO of the Global Intellectual Property Center David Hirschmann today applauded Senate approval of Vishal J. Amin, President Trump’s nominee for White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC): 

Press ReleaseJun 30, 2017 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Canada's "Promise Doctrine"

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) issued the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling in AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc.

Above the FoldJun 16, 2017 - 12:30pm
A scientist works inside the new lab at the GlaxoSmithKline Plc facility in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg

Leading the U.S. in Medicine Through Investment and Innovation

Technology and innovation have been instrumental in propelling health care forward.

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
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Boosting the Business of American Innovation

Our intellectual property laws make the business of innovation possible.

Above the FoldMar 29, 2017 - 9:00am
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Celebrating Ingenuity & Innovation During Women's History Month

These women span every industry and saturate every community.