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U.S. Chamber Honors Entrepreneurs, Academics, and Public Officials as “Intellectual Property Champions”
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) held its inaugural Intellectual Property (IP) Champions Conference today to highlight significant achievements by innovators, academics, and enforcement agencies to protect jobs, secure consumer safety, advance future innovation, and promote access to new technologies and content.
“These IP Champions contributed tremendously to the global economy by protecting and bolstering intellectual property,” said David Hirschmann, president and CEO of the GIPC. “Our awardees are vivid examples of how innovation and creativity, incentivized by a strong intellectual property rights system, strengthen the economy, create jobs, protect consumers, and advance innovation to solve global challenges.”
The 2013 IP Champions are:
To learn more about this year’s IP Champions, please visit www.theglobalipcenter.com/IPChampions
The Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center is working around the world to champion intellectual property (IP) rights as vital to creating jobs, saving lives, advancing global economic growth, and generating breakthrough solutions to global challenges.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
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