About C4IP

The Council for Innovation Promotion is a bipartisan coalition dedicated to promoting strong and effective intellectual property rights that drive innovation, boost economic competitiveness, and improve lives everywhere.

Goals & Objectives

Elevate the importance of strong domestic and international IP rights through a range of advocacy programs, initiatives, and campaigns.
Forge a coalition of pro-innovation stakeholders to serve as advocates within political, governmental, and non-governmental organizations.
Support government leaders who understand that IP is inextricably connected to innovation, and advance policies that support a strong IP system.
Provide an authoritative bipartisan resource hub for policymakers, the media, and the general public on IP-related policies and issues.

Leadership

Frank Cullen

Executive Director
Former Vice President of U.S. Policy, Chamber of Commerce's Global Innovation Policy Center

Andrei Iancu

Chairman of the Board
Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2018-2021)

David Kappos

Chairman of the Board
Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2009-2013)

Judge Paul Michel

Board Member
Former judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1988-2010)

Judge Kathleen O'Malley

Board Member
Former judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2010-2022)
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