Icons of a lightbulb, cogs, and a cinematic clap board border idea bubbles that detail statistics on intellectual property intensive industries. This graphic shows the importance of intellectual property rights to the U.S. economy. IP & the US Economy 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. In 2019 IP-intensive industries account for... 7.8 trillion dollars in GDP 33% of all US Employment 41% of US GDP 79% of US Commodity Exports 47.2 million US Jobs 60% of Wage Premiums

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