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Written February 12, 2019
The US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) on February 7, 2019 released its International IP Index, “Inspiring Tomorrow,” which assesses the intellectual property environments of 50 world economies.
The United States achieved the top overall ranking as the strongest intellectual property regime in the world, improving its patent rights ranking from twelfth-place in 2018 to a tie for second place this year. The UK, several European economies, Japan, and Singapore remain atop the global IP rankings alongside the US.
“One area of improvement in the US is patent predictability, where the USPTO has taken positive measured steps moving the United States up from 12th to tie with 10 other economies in second place. We welcome this progress and will continue to work with all parties to ensure the United States recognizes high quality patents and provides needed predictability and certainty to innovators from all industries” said Patrick Kilbride, senior vice president of GIPC.