Innovation is America’s backbone.

It creates jobs here and improves lives everywhere.

Let’s protect it.

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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.


Stories of IP in Action


Celebrating American Innovation: Willis Carrier

Inventor Spotlight This month, C4IP recognizes American engineer and inventor Willis H. Carrier (1876-1950), who transformed climate control by developing and patenting the first modern air conditioner. Willis H. Carrier was born on November 26, 1876. His parents, Duane Williams …


Celebrating American Innovation: Dr. Daniela Blanco, Dr. Maria Artunduaga, and Briselda Hernandez

Inventor Spotlight C4IP is honoring the stories of three Hispanic entrepreneurs and innovators, all of whom depend on IP protections to achieve remarkable success: Daniela Blanco, Venezuelan-born chemical engineer, inventor, and founder of Sunthetics. At Sunthetics, Dr. Blanco creates proprietary …


C4IP visits IP-dependent businesses in Los Angeles with WIPO Director General Daren Tang

This week, Council for Innovation Promotion Board Co-Chair Andrei Iancu and Executive Director Frank Cullen joined World Intellectual Property Organization Director-General Daren Tang in visiting IP-intensive businesses across the Los Angeles area.  Few places rival the Golden State, and Los …