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2015 Global #IPSummit: Illuminating the Possibilities

2015 Global #IPSummit: Illuminating the Possibilities

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) gives the Summit’s Friday morning keynote address.

By Matt Harakal

What brought a crowd of over 500 leading innovators, government officials, and industry association leaders to the U.S. Chamber recently?

GIPC’s 3rd Annual Global IP Summit brought in guests from as far as China to as near as the U.S. Capitol Building to hear about the strength of the IP community, the diversity of industries affected by IP, and the millions of jobs supported by the IP community.

Sponsored by Bayer and Thomson-Reuters and held in partnership with over 35 leading industry associations, the Summit offered attendees guest speakers such as Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Robert Holleyman and Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS), and attending panel discussions on a wide array of topics such as the future of multilateral rulemaking, innovation in the life science industry, and the U.S.-China relationship as it relates to IP. The event kicked off on Thursday evening with a crowd of over 300 Congressional Staff and Members of Congress rocking out to leading Nashville songwriter Jeffrey Steele, then continued over at the U.S. Chamber on Friday for a series of guest speakers and policy discussions.

GIPC also released a new report at the Summit, Employing Innovation Across America, which details the impact IP and innovation are having on strengthening the economies in every U.S. state and the District of Columbia.

All in all, the Summit once again served as the premier event for the IP Community to come together and assess the state of play and what lies ahead for the upcoming year.

Did you miss it? You can watch video of the full event here.

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We’ll see you there!