IPAS 2020 Program
IP Creates Jobs
IP-intensive industries directly and indirectly supported 45.5 million jobs
of all employment.
Trademark and copyright -intensive industries contributed approximately
IP Provides Value
IP accounts for 52%
of all U.S. merchandise exports,
nearly $842 billion.
Source: ICC and INTA
Intangible assets like patents & other IP rights are 84% of S&P 500 value
The average worker in an IP-intensive industry earned about 46% more than her counterpart in a non-IP industry.
IP Theft is Costly
The global value of digital piracy of movies, music and software in 2015 was
Estimated global net job losses in 2013 from counterfeit, knock-off and fake goods:
Projected net job losses:
Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods could reach $991 billion by 2022.
IP Supports New Businesses
76% of startup executives say that patents are essential to their funding
Source: The Brookings Institution
Copyright industries contributed more than $2.2 trillion in value to the U.S. economy (11.6% of it)
They employ 11.6 million workers.
Patent awards to U.S. research universities are up from 380 in1980 to more than 7,500 in 2018, supporting more than
Source: AUTM-BIO study
11,000 startups and