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The Intellectual Property Spring

The Intellectual Property Spring

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Egyptian society pre-dates the founding of America by roughly 5,000 years. Having to stand on its own with economies that have been established over millenniums, the United States has relied on developing a climate of innovation to help it catch up (and then some) with these long-established empires in just over two centuries.

What are the 27 Most Powerful Words in the U.S. Constitution for Innovators?

What are the 27 Most Powerful Words in the U.S. Constitution for Innovators?

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This past September marked 226 years since the framers of the United States Constitution adopted a sentence that changed the course of economic history. The patent and copyright clause they added empowered Congress “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”

We the IPeople: When 27 Words Translate into 40 Million Jobs

We the IPeople: When 27 Words Translate into 40 Million Jobs

Who would have thought that 27 words penned by our Founding Fathers 226 years ago would have translated into 40 million jobs? Or that those 27 words would serve as the lynchpin for our economy, supplying nearly two-thirds of exports and more than one-third of GDP? Or that those 27 words would provide a foundation for 72 of the most diverse and innovative industries known to man?

The Next Great Copyright Act

The Next Great Copyright Act

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This week, Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and the House Judiciary Intellectual Property subcommittee will begin what is likely to be a multi-year review of U.S. copyright law. As a leading voice in the business community, the Chamber welcomes the discussion regarding the value intellectual property has added both in economic terms with high paying jobs, and for consumers by providing access to amazing new innovations from the creative industry.

ICYMI: Honoring our Founders, Remembering our Principles

ICYMI: Honoring our Founders, Remembering our Principles

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As former California Rep. Mary Bono Mack reminded us yesterday, perhaps the greatest service we can do in honoring our presidents and founding fathers is to remember the principles that have brought us from where we were to where we are today…