July 30, 2012

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launches IP Delivers Campaign

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) today launched its IP Delivers campaign, www.IPdelivers.com. This educational campaign will highlight the importance of intellectual property (IP) protection in the development of innovative and creative economies across the globe.

“Effective intellectual property (IP) protection delivers jobs, global innovation, consumer safety, and access to innovative products,” said David Hirschmann, President and CEO of the GIPC. “The IP Delivers campaign will highlight the consumer and economic development benefits of a robust IP system for all economies.”
“Innovative and creative industries—from technology to pharmaceutical, entertainment to consumer products, and apparel to aerospace—rely on intellectual property to deliver innovation and economic development,” added Hirschmann. In the United States alone, these industries directly and indirectly employ 55 million Americans and contribute more than $5.8 trillion in output. “IP Delivers will advocate for effective and robust IP policies around the world, which will help bring investment, innovation, and jobs to all nations large and small.”

IP Delivers will also serve as an online resource for basic education about intellectual property, testimonials from inventive and creative enterprises around the globe, and research into public policy surrounding IP. The campaign will also organize events internationally to advocate for the rights of innovators and creators who depend on IP.

The IP Delivers campaign launch event took place at U.S. Chamber headquarters in Washington, D.C. Featured speakers included James Pooley, Deputy Director General for Innovation and Technology at the World Intellectual Property Center, as well as innovative and creative voices from around the globe including: Dr. Raul Cuero, Inventor and Founder of International Part of Creativity, Alden Zecha, Chief Financial Officer and Strategist for Sproxil, Inc., and Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law at George Mason University.

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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