IMPACT/JOBS

IP supports business and generates value

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30%

IP-intensive industries directly and indirectly supported 45.5 million jobs, making up 30% of all employment


Source: USPTO

There are 11.6 million workers employed in copyright industries

 

Source: IIPA

Copyright industries contribute $2.2 trillion to the U.S. economy


Source: IIPA

IP accounts for 52% of all U.S. merchandise exports, nearly $842 billion

Source:  ICC & INTA

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52%

Intellectual Property Creates and Supports High-Paying Jobs

 

IP-intensive industries employ over 45 million Americans, and hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The average worker in an IP-intensive industry earned about 46% more than his counterpart in a non-IP industry.

Intellectual Property Drives Economic Growth and Competitiveness

 

IP-intensive industries account for 38.2% of total U.S. GDP. IP accounts for 52% of all U.S. merchandise exports or about $842 billion.