Global Intellectual Property Center

IP Employs Innovation

IP Employs Innovation

While intellectual property (IP) may seem like an abstract concept, many fail to realize how central IP is to our economic well-being. Sound IP policies in the U.S. and abroad are essential to advancing global economic recovery, driving America’s competitiveness and export growth, and creating high-quality American jobs. In sum, IP = Jobs.

The facts are clear. Strong IP protections lead to innovative new discoveries that fuel economic growth and build stronger communities. In GIPC’s newest state-by-state report, Employing Innovation Across America, we found that in IP-intensive industries, workers make, on average, higher wages than their private sector counterparts. Additionally, IP drives each state’s manufacturing exports, leads to increased R&D investment, and stimulates and protects innovation.

See how your state relies on intellectual property to promote jobs, GDP, exports, and wages.