November 28, 2012

IP Advances Human Progress

Our world depends on innovation to solve critical challenges. Providing intellectual property (IP) protection promotes future innovation by ensuring that those who are driving it have the ability to recoup their investments and benefit from their breakthroughs.

Innovation not only drives economies, but it also drives social and cultural progress. Just think about it- what if scientists never developed a malaria vaccination? Or the Wright brothers decided not to build a flying machine? Or the light bulb never came to fruition?

Innovation knows no boundaries and intellectual property is critical to fostering global solutions everywhere in the world. We encourage every nation to support their domestic innovators by promoting effective protection for intellectual property in domestic law and international agreements.

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