December 10, 2009

U.S. Chamber Report Projects 1 Million Green Job Losses if Efforts to Weaken IP Rights Prevail


The U.S. Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) highlighted the findings of Intellectual Property and Green Growth: Analysis and Implications for International Climate Negotiations, a recent report by Garten Rothkopf that details future green job losses if efforts to weaken intellectual property rights (IPR) prevail.“This study clearly indicates that compulsory licensing and other anti-IP measures will lead to green job losses and the forfeiture of foreign export markets, and further supports the facts that strong IP is essential to job growth and economic resurgence,” said Dr. Mark Esper, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber’s GIPC. Read more…

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