Global Intellectual Property Center

IP Creates Jobs

IP Creates Jobs

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. In GIPC’s first-of-its-kind state-IP Jobs study, IP Creates Jobs for America, we found that IP-intensive industries employ 55.7 million Americans across dozens of sectors of the economy. From Alaska to New Hampshire, millions of jobs hinge on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and supply wages 30% higher than non IP jobs.

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