Have you ever wondered where the 2012 presidential candidates stand on the Intellectual Property industry?
Find out by taking a look at this infographic brought to you by Likelihood of Confusion.
The Intellectual Property industry is a rapidly growing industry in the US with 74% of all US exports being related to this industry. In fact, studies show that the entire US economy relies on Intellectual Property because every industry either produces it or uses it in some form. While IP-intensive industries directly supported 27.1 million jobs either on their payrolls or under employment contracts, these sectors also indirectly supported 12.9 million more supply chain jobs throughout the economy. In other words, every two jobs in IP-intensive industries support an additional one job elsewhere in the economy. In total, 40.0 million jobs, or 27.7 percent of all jobs, were directly or indirectly attributable to the most IP-intensive industries.
More than likely, you will not hear this particular topic being brought up in major debates. It is not a focus on the campaign trail, but as you can see, it is an important focal point for the US job market. As election day is quickly approaching, you my have already voted for your candidate, but it’s always a good idea to stay well informed about presidential policies. The average citizen’s responsibility for speaking about governmental policy certainly doesn’t end on election day.
Take a look at these statistics on IP as it relates to your candidate of choice.