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Seventy Organizations Pen Letter to Congress on IP

Seventy Organizations Pen Letter to Congress on IP

These days,  there are few things that Washington can agree on. Recently, 70 think tanks, advocacy groups, and thought leaders from across the political spectrum proved the exception to the rule when they sent an open letter to Congress and the Trump administration in support of American innovation. The heart of the message is this: […]

The State of American Intellectual Property: Protecting American Jobs

The State of American Intellectual Property: Protecting American Jobs

This article was originally published in Above the Fold on February 20, 2017. Since our nation’s founding, intellectual property (IP) has played a key role in American economic growth. Today, the same protections that were enshrined in our Constitution are a source of more than 45 million American jobs – that’s nearly one-third of the American workforce. These […]

The Case for the TPP: Innovation to the World

The Case for the TPP: Innovation to the World

This article was originally published in Above the Fold on September 27, 2016. What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) all about? With debate over this 12-nation trade agreement now underway, the Chamber is publishing this series making the case for the TPP’s approval. This installment summarizes its provisions on intellectual property. The United States is “the innovation center of […]

Trade Agreements: Path to Prosperity

Trade Agreements: Path to Prosperity

This blog was originally posted on WE DECIDE 2016. With the all the hysteria flying left and right in this election cycle, it’s no wonder folks are second-guessing why the U.S. even pursues free trade agreements. But the overheated rhetoric of presidential campaigns is obfuscating what really is at stake- American competitiveness. The United States […]

Congress Puts America on Path Toward 21st Century Borders

Congress Puts America on Path Toward 21st Century Borders

This article was originally published in Above the Fold on February 11, 2016. As the United States forges ahead on new trade deals across both the Atlantic and Pacific, it’s critical that we grease the wheels of trade on our borders – and on that front, lawmakers just took an important step in the right direction. The Senate on […]