IP Supports Jobs
IP-intensive industries directly and indirectly supported 45.5 million jobs
of all employment.
Trademark and copyright -intensive industries supported 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 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
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.