Intellectual Property and Innovation

Intellectual Property and Innovation

The Intellectual Property and Innovation Project reviews the relationship among intellectual property rights, innovation, and economic growth.

This project reviews the relationship between IPR, innovation, and economic growth as the world moves further towards a global information economy.  The project will recommend policies for long-term growth. Global integration and competition have raised the stakes for IP policy.  As the promotion of innovation has become a key growth strategy for most nations, the role of intellectual property has become more important.  Our initial research suggests that intellectual property rights lead to positive economic outcomes, including stronger national innovation systems and improved global competitiveness.