Groundbreaking research and policy findings from the USPTO’s Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) on the economics of intellectual property, including evaluating the nature, role, and impact of IP on innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic performance. Findings are published in peer-reviewed journal articles, official reports, working papers, and infographics.


Published official reports on domestic and international intellectual property (IP) issues with a focus on the economic aspects of IP.

Journal articles

Published research findings from the OCE team of economists and their collaborators in peer-reviewed economics and law journals.

Working papers

OCE and its collaborators conduct a variety of policy relevant research and make their preliminary findings available as working papers.