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CIPU Report: Consumers are Vaguely Aware that Intellectual Property is Important but not Why

NEW YORK, NY, USA, April 3, 2019

Many consumers and some businesses abuse IP rights because they lack basic IP education and are unaware of the impact

A summary of research and surveys focusing on IP awareness and attitudes conducted over the past decade in the U.S., Europe and Asia reveals a growing disconnect between consumers intellectual property awareness and behavior. Perception of the role of IP rights by various audiences and businesses differs markedly from how they are in fact used, with use of counterfeits, illegal copying and patent infringement growing despite a vague awareness that IP rights are “good”.

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U.S. Patent System must be Predictable, Reliable and Balanced, says USPTO Director

NEW YORK, NY, USA, December 3, 2018

Director Iancu’s talk at the IP Awareness Summit highlights the critical role of IP rights in U.S. economic development and leadership

The word “right” is mentioned only once in the United States Constitution and it is in regard to intellectual property rights. That is among the messages conveyed by Undersecretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Andrei Iancu, who delivered the keynote address at the second annual IP Awareness Summit in New York last week. IPAS was held by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU), an independent non-profit.

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A Wake-Up Call for Schools

 

 

Manny Schecter, IBM’s Chief Patent Counsel and CIPU board member,  discusses IP within the educational system.

By Manny Schecter.

The future of the American economy and our national security depend upon continued innovation. We need a work force skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to enable the initiation of innovation required to drive the U.S. economy, and skilled in the role of intellectual property in promoting innovation…

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Intellectual property education crucial to America’s future

 

 

 

By C. L. Max Nikias and Gary K. Michelson, M.D.

Intellectual property (IP) industries today generate 38.2 percent of total U.S. GDP, or an astonishing $6.6 trillion in annual output.  IP is also responsible, directly and indirectly, for 30 percent of total U.S. employment ….

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Intellectual Property Education: More Work to be Done

Educating students on the uses and workings of intellectual property has grown in recent years, but ‘there is still more work to be done towards introducing IP into course curriculum,’ according to a Center for IP Understanding (CIPU) survey released this week.

 

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IP “literacy” matters – CIPU promotes IP awareness for all

The video features interviews with business, academic and government leaders who attended the recent Intellectual Property Awareness Summit (IPAS 2017) in Chicago.

It explores the growing interest of governments and businesses in helping to promote innovation and economic growth through effective IP protection.

To watch the video, go here.

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Patents and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of a good invention, must be in want of a patent, but with the emergence of significant abuses of the system, public perception has suffered. Manny Schecter explains. . .

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Living on Awareness

As the first of its kind, the Intellectual Property Awareness Summit aimed to enhance IP understanding and address confusion. Bruce Berman explains. . .

 

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“Erosion of IP Rights Threatens U.S. Competitiveness,” says Economist David Teece at the IP Awareness Summit

IPAS2017 is the first conference devoted to mitigating audiences’ confusion about the role of IP rights in creating value and improving lives

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, November 8, 2017 — International economist and entrepreneur David Teece said this week that the environment for licensing, essential to future United States prosperity, is slipping away. His remarks were a part of a keynote address on Monday at the Intellectual Property Awareness Summit, IPAS2017, held by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.


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