Why should Virginians care about intellectual property? It supports the economic prosperity of Virginia and protects the innovations of Virginia’s engineers, inventors, scientists and artists. According to a study by the Global Intellectual Property Center, intellectual property supports 1.36 million jobs, or 42% of Virginia’s private sector jobs. IP intensive companies pay 32% higher wages than non IP companies and from 2009-2011, 112,208 jobs were created by IP exports. Intellectual property protection creates jobs for Virginia – and that is reason to celebrate!
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Governor McDonnell Addresses Business Community on 2013 Legislative Agenda