Chief Economist

  • Office of the Chief Economist
    Local: 571-272-6900

The Office of Chief Economist (OCE) is responsible for advising the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO on the economic implications of policies and programs affecting the U.S. intellectual property system.

Just released! 

Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: 2016 Update 

This new report provides the latest figures on the contribution of IP-intensive industries to the U.S. economy. These industries account for more jobs and a larger share of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014 compared to what was observed for 2010, the latest figure available for the original 2012 report


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