IPWatchdog CON2020 - March 15-18, 2020 - Dallas, TX

Global IP Landscape 2020

Global IP Landscape 2020

RegisterU.S. Chamber International IP Index creates a roadmap for countries that aspire to foster economic growth and global competitiveness through stronger IP. The 2020 edition of the report, was released on February 4, 2020, marking the 8th edition of this important Chamber IP ranking. The Index, a work product of the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber, benchmarks the IP framework in 53 global economies based on intellectual property climate, and is used by governments worldwide as they work toward creating more attractive business climates for innovators.

Once again, the United States achieved the top overall ranking as the strongest intellectual property regime in the world, scoring 95.28 points overall on the Chamber scale, compared to second place United Kingdom, which scored 93.62 overall. Only four other countries achieved an overall IP score in the 90s on the GIPC scale – France (91.50), Germany (91.08), Sweden (90.56) and Japan (90.40). Notwithstanding, the Netherlands (89.64) and Ireland (88.98) were very close behind. Rounding the top 10 were Switzerland (85.34) and Spain (84.64).

The U.S. patent system also held steady, achieving a four-way tie for second place in the patent specific worldwide rankings with Japan, South Korea and Switzerland, all coming in with 94.44 on the GIPC scale. In first place again this year for patents was Singapore, which marks the third consecutive year Singapore has achieved recognition as the top overall patent jurisdiction in the world.

This session will: (1) Analyze the IP landscape in both improving and declining countries; (2) Discuss where the U.S. is ranked for 2020 and why; and (3) Explore what other countries are consciously doing in order to provide a more robust IP ecosystem.

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