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Facts

IP Creates Jobs

IP-intensive industries directly and indirectly supported 45.5 million jobs

Making up 

 

 

of all employment.

30% 

Source: USPTO 

Trademark and copyright -intensive industries contributed approximately

30 million

jobs

TM

Source: USPTO 

IP Provides Value  

IP accounts for 52%

of all U.S. merchandise exports,

nearly $842 billion.

Source: ICC and INTA

Source: AON

About 

$21 trillion. 

Source: Aon

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.

Source: ICC and INTA

IP Theft is Costly

The global value of digital piracy of movies, music and software in 2015 was

$213

billion

(est)

Source: INTA

Estimated global net job losses in 2013 from counterfeit, knock-off and fake goods:
2-2.6 million.

Projected net job losses:

4.2-5.4M

by 2022.

Source: INTA

Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods could reach $991 billion by 2022.

Source: GIPC

IP Supports New Businesses

76% of startup executives say that patents are essential to their funding 

Copyright industries contributed more than $2.2 trillion in value to the U.S. economy (11.6% of it)


Source: IIPA

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
4M jobs

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