Economic research

 We undertake and support economic analyses on policy issues related to intellectual property (IP) and on the broader roles and impacts of IP in the economy. The Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) leads these efforts through engagement with scholars, collaboration on research projects, and conference events. OCE also releases datasets on USPTO patents and trademarks to advance economic research on IP.


Why the patent system should look more like Indiana and less like Kentucky

Former Chief Economist Alan Marco presents “The Other Land of Lincoln: the Lincoln Family's Move from Kentucky to Indiana” at TEDx Tysons in Tysons Corner, Virginia