Protecting America's Economic driver
and Consumers--Intellectual Property

Monday, Aug. 11, 3:30-5 pm.

Policy workshop presented by the CSG Intergovernmental Affairs Committee


Co-Chair: Nebraska Sen. Beau McCoy
Co-Chair: Massachusetts Sen. Michael Moore
Vice Chair: West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin

America’s economic engine is fueled by intellectual property rights, which drive innovation and protect consumers. Innovative and creative companies perform better and contribute more to local economies than their counterparts. The direct and indirect economic impacts account for more than 40 percent of U.S. economic growth and employment, 40 million American jobs, 30 percent higher wages and 74 percent of total exports. This session will highlight the latest developments in intellectual property and how they affect your state.


Stephen Ezell
Senior Analyst, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Rob McKenna
Former attorney general, Washington


Morgan Reed
Executive director, Association for Competitive Technology