Virtually every business and industry around the world either uses or produces IP. It’s the primary asset of every business that created new wealth over the last ten years. Companies such as Microsoft, Google and Facebook are just a few of the many IP centric companies with huge market capitalization, but no physical assets.
It’s called intellectual property and it is the DRIVER of economies and wealth creation around the world. Over the last decade, study after study is confirming the wealth creating power of IP rights. It is the driver of economic growth, incomes, jobs, investment, and trade.
US companies annually waste $1 trillion in underused intellectual property assets according to a report by Forrester Research. The biggest reason for this waste is the lack of understanding by business owners and CEOs of how to manage and make money with these IP assets.