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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.

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.

January 16, 2014

The Siren Song of Efficiency in Music Licensing

Could adding a new fair use exception lead to a better music industry?

December 5, 2013

Letter to Representatives regarding "Innovation Act"

December 5, 2013

Acting for Innovation

Some have argued that fixes to the system should be put off while the system absorbs the changes already made in the America Invents Act, but when problems are spotted they should be addressed. The Innovation Act does just that.

December 2, 2013

Comments Regarding Ireland Plain Packaging Regulation

November 13, 2013

Comments on Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy


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