intellectual property rights
Of the 50 million patents granted worldwide, many — like one for a crustless sandwich — flop. But U.S. inventors lead in viable ideas.
Films, poems, songs and stories from 1926 are free for all to enjoy. Learn how U.S. copyright law protects creators and promotes creativity.
The U.S. is helping entrepreneurs in India build businesses and protect their ideas through the Nexus business incubator in New Delhi.
A U.S. government report highlights intellectual property rights violations worldwide. See which nations are taking action against copyright violations.
The United States supports a waiver of intellectual property rights to speed vaccine production. Learn about efforts to improve global access to vaccines.
Thousands of songs and stories entered the public domain on January 1, 2021, allowing anyone to freely enjoy or adapt classics from 1925.
The People's Republic of China's intellectual property thieves are targeting companies worldwide. Learn more about the hackers' global reach.
The Chinese Communist Party is leveraging its economic power to exert influence around the globe and to try to make the world safe for dictatorship.
Protecting intellectual property rights allows innovators to develop projects to their full potential. See how economies rank in providing this protection.