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Black Friday is a great day for holiday shopping! What’s on your list? Whatever you’re buying, #ShopSmart. Our Top Ten T...
11/26/2021
10 Tips to Spot Counterfeit and Fake Goods While Holiday Shopping

Black Friday is a great day for holiday shopping! What’s on your list? Whatever you’re buying, #ShopSmart. Our Top Ten Tips can teach you how.

Worldwide trade in counterfeit and fake goods amounts to more than $500 billion each year. Here are 10 ways to avoid fake goods and shop smart this holiday season.

New from GIPC Chair Ray Kerins: “The American #IP ecosystem is part of the solution to vaccine equity. It must not be ma...
11/24/2021
This is What’s at Stake if WTO Removes Protections for Lifesaving Medicines

New from GIPC Chair Ray Kerins: “The American #IP ecosystem is part of the solution to vaccine equity. It must not be made a scapegoat.”

Experts agree: The COVID-19 vaccines are one of humanity’s greatest achievements. The achievement is a testament to the dedication of innovators, as well as the strength of the policy framework that supports their work. Unfortunately, some people want to destroy that framework.

Counterfeit goods aren’t on anyone’s holiday wish list. Use our top ten tips to fight fakes and #ShopSmart.
11/19/2021
10 Tips to Spot Counterfeit and Fake Goods While Holiday Shopping

Counterfeit goods aren’t on anyone’s holiday wish list. Use our top ten tips to fight fakes and #ShopSmart.

Worldwide trade in counterfeit and fake goods amounts to more than $500 billion each year. Here are 10 ways to avoid fake goods and shop smart this holiday season.

New from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Trade: This webinar will help small businesses understand ho...
11/15/2021
Trade Events

New from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Trade: This webinar will help small businesses understand how to report #IP violations through the e-Allegations Portal. Register today!

This Thursday! GIPC’s Patrick Kilbride is speaking on a panel during WIPO’s Re:Search Africa Regional Event. Get all the...
10/25/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: WIPO Re:Search Africa Regional Event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

This Thursday! GIPC’s Patrick Kilbride is speaking on a panel during WIPO’s Re:Search Africa Regional Event. Get all the details + Register here:

WIPO Re:Search is celebrating its 10th anniversary! On October 28, 2021, BVGH and WIPO will host a half-day virtual event showcasing how IP and innovation are driving improved health and economic development in Africa. Hear from African scientists participating in WIPO Re:Search collaborations, othe...

We're sharing the story of the cross-industry effort by the brightest scientific minds, the most innovative companies, a...
10/20/2021
The U.S. Chamber Discover & Deliver Initiative Spotlights Medical Innovation Happening Across Main Street America | Markets Herald

We're sharing the story of the cross-industry effort by the brightest scientific minds, the most innovative companies, and the nation’s leading universities—all working together to make a healthier global community. #DiscoverAndDeliver

You may be surprised to learn that cutting-edge medical innovation is happening right now in your own community—from coronavirus to cancer, America’s innovation community is mobilized like never before. Across main street America, businesses of all sizes, the public sector, and academic institut...

“ALI’s Copyright Restatement Project will prop up a pseudo-version of the Copyright Act that does not mirror the law pre...
10/08/2021
Beware the Shadow Statute: ALI’s Copyright Restatement Project is Quite the Fright

“ALI’s Copyright Restatement Project will prop up a pseudo-version of the Copyright Act that does not mirror the law precisely as Congress enacted it – trapping creators in a haunted house of mirrors with no way out.” GIPC’s Frank Cullen explains in a new op-ed.

American creators know how to celebrate Halloween: Whether they’re writing a mystery novel, shooting a horror movie, or painting a calavera, they’re a huge part of the season. Unfortunately, this year, there’s a monster lurking that creators didn’t manufacture: The ALI's Copyright Restatemen...

Next week: Hear directly from members of Congress and trademark experts about important public and private sector effort...
09/30/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: E-Commerce Caucus Briefing: Public-Private Partnerships: A Spotlight on Anti-Counterfeiting Solutions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Next week: Hear directly from members of Congress and trademark experts about important public and private sector efforts to address counterfeiting. Registration is open!

Please join us to hear from Members of Congress and trademark experts about important public and private sector efforts to address counterfeiting. FEATURED SPEAKERS U.S. Representative Pete Aguilar (D-CA) serves on the House Appropriations Committee and holds the leadership position of Vice Chair of...

“The ALI restatement initiative may harm the certainty, consistency, and fairness [creators rely on], not just to the de...
08/26/2021
ALI Must Retract its Restatement on Copyright

“The ALI restatement initiative may harm the certainty, consistency, and fairness [creators rely on], not just to the detriment of our creators, but to all of us who enjoy the fruits of their creative labor.” GIPC’s Frank Cullen shares more.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, countless people have found solace and even joy in the creative output of musicians, filmmakers, video-game creators, artists, and performers. While these creators’…

Monday! We're partnering with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to host a conversation with special guest Congressman ...
08/19/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: What’s Happening in Illinois to Discover & Deliver the Next Medical Breakthrough?. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Monday! We're partnering with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to host a conversation with special guest Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) about what’s happening across Chicagoland communities to #DiscoverAndDeliver tomorrow’s breakthrough treatments and cures.

Join the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center for a discussion with special guest, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10), to learn what’s happening across Chicagoland communities to discover and deliver tomorrow’s breakthrough treatments a...

Tomorrow: We’re joining the organizers of the Bogotá Audiovisual Market (BAM) — Colombia’s largest content-buying event ...
07/21/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Colombia’s Audiovisual Sector: A Conversation with Industry, Government, and Local Creators. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Tomorrow: We’re joining the organizers of the Bogotá Audiovisual Market (BAM) — Colombia’s largest content-buying event — for a deep-dive on the country’s dynamic creativity market. It’s not too late to register!

In partnership with the organizers of the Bogotá Audiovisual Market (BAM)—the country’s largest content-buying event--GIPC will discuss how intellectual property protections have fueled Colombia’s creative industries, as well as how these industries support the local and national economy.

The innovation pipeline undergirded by #IP protections helped prepare us for this pandemic—and it also helps shed light ...
07/14/2021
Extending the Innovation Pipeline to Africa’s Patients

The innovation pipeline undergirded by #IP protections helped prepare us for this pandemic—and it also helps shed light on how we can approach solutions to tackle other public health challenges. GIPC's Patrick Kilbride explains.

Despite the challenges, we are slowly making progress to vaccinate the world and defeat the global pandemic. The innovation pipeline helped prepare us for this pandemic—and it also helps shed light on how we can approach solutions to tackle other public health challenges, particularly for chronic ...

New Event! Next week, we're joining INTA and the bicameral, bipartisan Congressional Trademark Caucus to host a virtual ...
06/23/2021
Congressional Trademark Caucus Briefing: Addressing the Impacts of Counterfeiting on Brand Owners and Consumers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New Event! Next week, we're joining INTA and the bicameral, bipartisan Congressional Trademark Caucus to host a virtual briefing on the impacts of counterfeiting on businesses and consumers during the #COVID19 pandemic. Register:

Congressional Trademark Caucus Briefing: Addressing the Impacts of Counterfeiting on Brand Owners and Consumers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What’s one of the world’s largest retailers doing to combat the #counterfeit trade? We interviewed the Director of the A...
06/03/2021
Fighting Fakes: 5 Questions for Amazon’s Counterfeit Crimes Unit

What’s one of the world’s largest retailers doing to combat the #counterfeit trade? We interviewed the Director of the Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit, Kebharu Smith, to find out.

What’s one of the world’s largest retailers doing to combat counterfeits? The U.S. Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center interviewed the Director of the Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit, Kebharu Smith, to find out. 1. Tell me about the Counterfeit Crimes Unit. What is it, what has it accompl...

Manufacturers, governments, and non-governmental organizations must work together to take urgent steps to further addres...
05/21/2021
Five steps to urgently advance COVID-19 vaccine equity - IFPMA

Manufacturers, governments, and non-governmental organizations must work together to take urgent steps to further address #COVID19 vaccine inequity. The innovative pharmaceutical community offers five steps to get started.

IFPMA Five steps to urgently advance COVID-19 vaccine equity - IFPMA

How does Amazon ensure its customers are shopping for authentic – not #counterfeit – products? Find out in this comprehe...
05/17/2021
Amazon releases its first Brand Protection Report

How does Amazon ensure its customers are shopping for authentic – not #counterfeit – products? Find out in this comprehensive new report.

Our first-ever report shows Amazon’s progress in driving counterfeit to zero in our store.

The theme of this year’s #WorldIPDay is “Intellectual Property and Small Businesses: Taking Big Ideas to Market.” You do...
04/23/2021
World IP Day: Small businesses taking big ideas to market

The theme of this year’s #WorldIPDay is “Intellectual Property and Small Businesses: Taking Big Ideas to Market.” You don’t want to miss the celebration. Register here:

Join the USPTO and its partner organizations in a special 90-minute program to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2021.

The White House announced they will ensure that states experiencing a rise in #COVID19 cases have sufficient therapeutic...
04/16/2021
Discover & Deliver - Value Ingenuity

The White House announced they will ensure that states experiencing a rise in #COVID19 cases have sufficient therapeutics for their patients. GIPC’s Kelly Anderson explores the landscape of current treatments and the ongoing clinical research into new ones.

As governments take steps to re-open the economy, one sentiment prevails: Americans must get back to good health before we can get back to business as usual.

Our next Innovation Ecosystem virtual event is happening next week. We’ll discuss every function of the creativity ecosy...
04/08/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Innovation Ecosystem Breakout Session - A Creative Community. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Our next Innovation Ecosystem virtual event is happening next week. We’ll discuss every function of the creativity ecosystem, from early-stage artistic development to financing to product development and market placement. Register here.

Join us for a discussion on the ecosystem for creativity that enables investment in the skills development, human capital and technology base leading to world-class creative products and job opportunities for millions of Americans. This expert discussion will describe the functioning of this creativ...

Medical research and medical breakthroughs - like those that are helping us defeat #COVID19 - happen in economies with s...
04/07/2021

Medical research and medical breakthroughs - like those that are helping us defeat #COVID19 - happen in economies with strong intellectual property systems. The proof is in the US Chamber #IPIndex. https://www.valueingenuity.com/ip-index/

Medical research and medical breakthroughs - like those that are helping us defeat #COVID19 - happen in economies with strong intellectual property systems. The proof is in the US Chamber #IPIndex. https://www.valueingenuity.com/ip-index/

Happening next week: We’re speaking with Senator Thom Tillis and USPTO Director Iancu about how #IP-driven innovation an...
01/15/2021
How Innovation & Creativity Drive American Competitiveness

Happening next week: We’re speaking with Senator Thom Tillis and USPTO Director Iancu about how #IP-driven innovation and creativity support American competitiveness. Register now.

Please join special guest speakers, Senator Thom Tillis and USPTO Director Andrei Iancu, for an in-depth discussion about the important role innovation and creativity play in ensuring American competitiveness, economic growth, and groundbreaking discoveries.

Creators have lost a lot during the pandemic – the impacts on live events, museums & galleries, and film & tv production...
01/04/2021
Starring Role: Arts & Entertainment in the Pandemic Era

Creators have lost a lot during the pandemic – the impacts on live events, museums & galleries, and film & tv production still weigh heavy. What will the road to recovery look like? Join us at #StarringRole.

Hear about the economic and societal contributions made by the arts and entertainment sectors, and the challenges and opportunities they face in the pandemic era —and how a culture of creativity, innovation, and ingenuity is helping us through these unprecedented times.

We believe that it’s possible we will have not one but two effective vaccinations against #COVID19 before the month’s en...
12/02/2020
Discover & Deliver

We believe that it’s possible we will have not one but two effective vaccinations against #COVID19 before the month’s end. Read more about this amazing progress. #DiscoverAndDeliver

A December to Remember for Vaccine Progress December 2, 2020 As people across the country gathered to give thanks and enjoy a four-day weekend, the scientific community was hard at work in the quest to get effective

“To ensure that the US continues to be a global leader in life sciences innovation, the government must continue to reco...
11/10/2020
Smart Innovation Policies are Supercharging the Response to COVID

“To ensure that the US continues to be a global leader in life sciences innovation, the government must continue to recognize and celebrate the role policy plays in supporting biopharmaceutical #innovation.” More from GIPC's Kelly Anderson.

While the United States has played a critical role in driving research into innovative treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, America hasn’t always been a global leader in life sciences development.

Each new generation of mobile devices and networks takes roughly a decade of risky R&D to invent. See what the journey l...
10/20/2020
Qualcomm’s 5G: Generational Leadership, Foundational Technology

Each new generation of mobile devices and networks takes roughly a decade of risky R&D to invent. See what the journey looks like in our new report, a case study of how @Qualcomm innovated to deliver 5G. #LeadWith5G #AmericanIngenuity

Some inventions simply make life better, easier, more productive. Others change the world forever. Agricultural advances such as Archimedes’ Screw (irrigation), fertilizer, the mechanical plow, and refrigeration enabled a growing world to eat. Revolutions in transportation, breakthroughs in energy...

“Diversity drives innovation, not the other way around.” Get more insights from our #EqualityofOpportunity in the Innova...
10/16/2020
Fostering Inclusion in the Innovation Economy Drives American Competitiveness

“Diversity drives innovation, not the other way around.” Get more insights from our #EqualityofOpportunity in the Innovation Economy event earlier this month.

"Diversity drives innovation, not the other way around," said U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark at the GlobalInnovation Policy Center'sEquality of Opportunity in the Innovation Economyevent on Octo…

“India and South Africa waiving IP rights in response to the pandemic, while well intentioned, could actually hinder the...
10/07/2020
U.S. Chamber Responds to India and South Africa’s Request for World Trade Organization to Ease Intellectual Property Rights

“India and South Africa waiving IP rights in response to the pandemic, while well intentioned, could actually hinder the production and delivery of #COVID-related solutions to frontline healthcare workers and patients.” More from GIPC's Patrick Kilbride.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) Senior Vice President, Patrick Kilbride, issued the following statement regardingIndia and South Africa’s re…

09/04/2020
Morris County Chamber of Commerce

What is Northern New Jersey's role in beating COVID-19? The answer might surprise you.

Join our discussion with special guest Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) to learn what's happening in Northern New Jersey to discover effective treatments and cures for the coronavirus.

What is Northern New Jersey's role in beating COVID-19? The answer might surprise you.
Join the Morris County Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for a discussion with Ferring, Bayer, Atlantic Health and
special guest, Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), to learn what's happening in Northern New Jersey to discover effective treatments and cures for coronavirus.

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Black Friday is a great day for holiday shopping! What’s on your list? Whatever you’re buying, #ShopSmart. Our Top Ten Tips can teach you how.
New from GIPC Chair Ray Kerins: “The American #IP ecosystem is part of the solution to vaccine equity. It must not be made a scapegoat.”
Counterfeit goods aren’t on anyone’s holiday wish list. Use our top ten tips to fight fakes and #ShopSmart.
New from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Trade: This webinar will help small businesses understand how to report #IP violations through the e-Allegations Portal. Register today!
“Vidal’s distinguished legal expertise in patent litigation, including her work with the PTAB, provides her with the experience and perspective to serve as USPTO Director.” Full statement from U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley.
This Thursday! GIPC’s Patrick Kilbride is speaking on a panel during WIPO’s Re:Search Africa Regional Event. Get all the details + Register here:
We're sharing the story of the cross-industry effort by the brightest scientific minds, the most innovative companies, and the nation’s leading universities—all working together to make a healthier global community. #DiscoverAndDeliver
“ALI’s Copyright Restatement Project will prop up a pseudo-version of the Copyright Act that does not mirror the law precisely as Congress enacted it – trapping creators in a haunted house of mirrors with no way out.” GIPC’s Frank Cullen explains in a new op-ed.
Next week: Hear directly from members of Congress and trademark experts about important public and private sector efforts to address counterfeiting. Registration is open!
“The ALI restatement initiative may harm the certainty, consistency, and fairness [creators rely on], not just to the detriment of our creators, but to all of us who enjoy the fruits of their creative labor.” GIPC’s Frank Cullen shares more.
Monday! We're partnering with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to host a conversation with special guest Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) about what’s happening across Chicagoland communities to #DiscoverAndDeliver tomorrow’s breakthrough treatments and cures.