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IP & THE U.S. ECONOMY (Infographic): Strong IPR protection and enforcement are essential to creating jobs and promoting economic prosperity; opening new markets for U.S. goods and services; and fostering investment in innovation and development. IP-Intensive Industries Account For…1 38% of GDP 52% of merchandise exports 27.9 million jobs 46% wage premiums IP Crime’s Annual Cost to the U.S. Economy…2 $180 billion from theft of trade secrets $18 billion from pirated U.S. software $29 billion in displaced legitimate sales due to counterfeit and pirated goods _____ Sources: 1 2

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