July 21, 2010

GIPC Speaker Series Hosts Former Chief Judge Paul Michel

For a country whose economy is driven by innovation and creativity, where IP-based industries employ 18 million Americans, account for nearly half of the exports and generate over $5 trillion of our GDP, America should be setting the gold standard for encouraging innovation and creativity. The reality is quite the opposite. As part of the GIPC Speaker Series, the U.S. Chamber today welcomed the honorable Paul R. Michel, recently retired Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. At the event, Judge Michel offered his view of America’s patent system and his recommendation to revitalize the innovation infrastructure as a critical element to foster our economic growth and global competitiveness. 

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