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It creates jobs here and improves lives everywhere.

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Patents Save Lives

From diagnostics to therapeutics and vaccines, patent rights underpin the innovations responsible for saving millions of lives during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

IP Fosters Economic Growth

IP-intensive sectors, from film and music to high-tech manufacturing and life sciences, employ 45 million Americans and account for over one-third of total U.S. GDP.

IP Rights Tackle Global Challenges

Strong patent rights facilitate pioneering discoveries that are fit to address today's energy security, climate change, and public health concerns.

IP Rights Drive High-Value Creative Industries

Strong IP rights, from copyrights to trademarks, incentivize the development of creative works that fuel the economy and benefit the general public.

Predictable and high-quality intellectual property rights have propelled America’s innovative leadership ever since they were enshrined in the Constitution.

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Fact Check: The SHOP SAFE Act Would Improve Consumers’ Online Shopping Experience

The SHOP SAFE Act, which was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Darrell Issa (R-CA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Ben Cline (R-VA), and Hank Johnson (D-GA) on June 11, is an important bill that would help protect consumers and ...

New Op-Ed from C4IP Co-Chairs David Kappos and Andrei Iancu: New Patent Guidance on AI Could Quash Innovation

C4IP Co-Chairs and former USPTO Directors Andrei Iancu and David Kappos just published a new opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal exploring how the ambiguity of the USPTO’s recent guidance on patenting AI-assisted inventions could inadvertently discourage inventors from ...

Inventor Spotlight: Jaap Haartsen

C4IP is celebrating Jaap Haartsen, whose invention of Bluetooth wireless technology has helped integrate electronic devices seamlessly into our daily lives. Haartsen was born in 1963 in The Hague, Netherlands and began his career at Siemens and Phillips before earning ...
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