Sep. 24, 2020

WEBINAR SERIES: Recognizing the Growing Economic Impact of Patent Licensing – Session 2 | The Economic Contribution of Licensing to the U.S. Economy

The Innovation Alliance, AUTM, the Licensing Executives Society, the Global Innovation Policy Center and IP Watchdog co-hosted a webinar series on the growing economic impact of patent licensing. The second session included a panel discussion on how and why licensing is such a large contributor to the U.S. economy, including the economic multiplier effect of patent licensing, the value chain, and the virtuous cycle of patents in 5G technology, semiconductors, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and other fields. Panelists included: John Dubiansky, Director of Intellectual Property and Standards Policy, Dolby Laboratories, Inc.; Hans Sauer, Deputy General Counsel and Vice President for Intellectual Property, Biotechnology Innovation Organization; Eric Victory, Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, and Board Member, Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada); Dr. Walter Copan, Under Secretary or Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology; and moderator Gene Quinn, President and CEO, IPWatchdog, Inc.