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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.

Inventors Have a Right to Sell Their Patented Products by Blocking Copycats

Stories of IP in Action


Inventor Spotlight: Bob Born, the “Father of Peeps”

C4IP is recognizing the late inventor and candy company executive who mechanized the process of making marshmallow chicks and was affectionately known as “Father of Peeps.” Bob Born, American inventor and executive of the Pennsylvania-based Just Born Quality Confections. Bob …


Digital Piracy Throws Creative Ecosystem into Disarray

Digital piracy — the illegal download or distribution of copyrighted digital content — continues to be on the rise. A recent report from research firm Muso found that illegal film streaming increased nearly 39% between 2021 and 2022. Meanwhile, website …


Fact Check: Proposed FTC Rule to Ban Non-Competes Will Hamper Innovation

Claim: President Biden recently lauded the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposal to ban all non-compete agreements — which prevent employees who leave jobs from working for rival firms for a period of time — as a positive step taken to …