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Economic growth begins with ideas, innovation and creativity. Since the signing of the Constitution, the U.S. has protected the fruits of creativity and innovation through intellectual property protection, primarily expressed as patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.

As our economy has become even more dependent on innovation, intellectual property issues have been pushed to the forefront. The clashes have led some to question the value and even the legitimacy of IP protection. While some of these attacks come from the libertarian perspective, most originate from the same naïve socialist impulses that so demonstrably failed in the realm of real property—but somehow are seen as thoughtful with respect to IP.

IPI believes that creators have the right to own and control the fruits of their creativity, and that the IP system has done an admirable job of not only incentivizing innovation, but also making creative products and services available to the public and transferring technology to the developing world.

April 10, 2014

Online Piracy Is Bad: Here's How to Make Sure Your Kids Understand That

March 20, 2014

Troll Casino: Jackpots Won Routinely

The economic incentives of the patent litigation system make it attractive to threaten to sue, even for the most dubious of claims—a situation not much different than that which has driven many to demand broader tort reform.

March 20, 2014

Rightscorp Expands Global Reach With Patent Filings in Europe, China, Israel, Japan, Brazil and India

March 6, 2014

Cato Event Panelists Discuss Whether Or Not Intellectual Property Provisions in the TPP Are a "Corporate Handout"

IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti
March 6, 2014

U.S. IPR Protection Insistence May Derail TPP Talks, Critics Say

IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Strong protection of IPR is critical to boosting U.S. exports through its free-trade agreements. Speaking at a Cato trade conference, panelist Tom Giovanetti stated, "The largest silo of U.S. exports are the core IP industries." 

March 5, 2014

Intellectual Property and the Trans Pacific Partnership

Presentation given by IPI President Tom Giovanetti at the Cato Institute event titled "Intellectual Property in the Trans-Pacific Partnership: National Interest or Corporate Handout?"

February 27, 2014

World Class No More?

In a connected, competitive world, innovation can happen almost anywhere. The only question is will our immigration policy keep it from happening here?

February 19, 2014

The U.S. Economy on the GO

In an age where investment in technology and IP development are critical, these should show up in economic measurements. It is time to show them.

January 31, 2014

Opinion: Though cheap, piracy hurts artists

One study by the Institute for Policy Innovation estimates that the total piracy loss to the sound recording industries from global piracy is about $5.333 billion.

January 30, 2014

The Siren Song of Efficiency in Music Licensing, Part 2

There’s no need to erode copyright protections to facilitate innovation in the music marketplace. The market is providing a variety of music choices for consumers and business model choices for artists.


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