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Intellectual Property

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 13, 2012

Solveig Singleton

February 13, 2012

Erin Humiston

January 17, 2012

Stephen E. Siwek

September 26, 2011

Chris Israel

September 23, 2011

Bartlett D. Cleland

September 23, 2011

Merrill Matthews

September 23, 2011

Tom Giovanetti

June 23, 2006

Lee Hollaar

March 7, 2005

Thomas A Giovanetti

December 15, 2004

Doug Bandow

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