Economic research

 We undertake and support economic analyses on policy issues related to intellectual property (IP) and on the broader roles and impacts of IP in the economy. The Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) leads these efforts through engagement with scholars, collaboration on research projects, and conference events. OCE also releases datasets on USPTO patents and trademarks to advance economic research on IP. 

2017 IP Statistics for Decision Makers Conference

Acting Chief Economist Andrew Toole introduces Keynote Speaker Roberta S. Jacobson, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, at the 2017 IP Statistics for Decision Makers Conference in Mexico City, Mexico. Final presentations are now available.

Acting Chief Economist Andrew Tool addresses the 2017 IP Statistics for Decision Makers in Mexico City.