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

USPTO reports and Economic Notes

Published official reports on domestic and international issues that focus on the economic aspects of IP.

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Published research findings in peer-reviewed economics journals and law journals.

Working papers and book chapters

Published research findings in book chapters and preliminary findings in working papers.