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.
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.
- EPIP Conference: Chief Economist, Alan Marco, and Deputy Chief Economist, Andy Toole, are presenting at the 11th Annual Conference of the European Policy for Intellectual Property Association(link is external) at Oxford University on September 3-5th.
- Cancer Moonshot: The USPTO has launched a Cancer Moonshot Challenge(link is external) in support of the White House's initiative. OCE helped create a dataset to be used for the challenge.
- Research Data Release: OCE has updated the Patent Examination Research Dataset (Public PAIR) with 2015 information.
- Research Finding: In an article forthcoming in the Review of International Economics, OCE economist found that negotiating patterns for some developing countries in the Uruguay Round of the GATT system is consistent with predictions of the terms-of-trade theory.
- Research Finding: In an article published in the European Economic Review, OCE Deputy Chief Economist and co-authors find that transferring ownership rights to universities in Germany minimally strengthened the relationship between patents on university-discovered inventions and university start-ups; however, it substantially decreased the volume of patents with the largest decrease taking place in faculty-firm patenting.
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