Intellectual Property and Innovation -The Key to Sustainable Economic Growth
David J. Kappos, Ryan J. Wichtowski
日本知財学会誌 Vol.16 No.3 p.54-61 (2020-3-20)
Journal of Intellectual Property Association of Japan Vol.16 No.3 p.54-61 (2020-3-20)
The world is at an inflection point. New technologies are leading society through the fourth industrial revolution, yet millions of people do not have reliable access to clean drinking water. For society to ameliorate the world’s qualms while enjoying economic prosperity, it must adopt a new definition of the phrase “sustainable growth”̶a definition that is inclusive of both economic and societal sustainability. This paper provides such a definition and then identifies intellectual property dependent programs, standards and technologies that are already helping society achieve sustainable growth. As long as society continues to champion the strong and balanced intellectual property rights that enable these programs, standards and technologies to succeed, one cannot help but get excited for the prospect of worldwide sustainable growth.
Sustainable Growth, Economic Sustainability, Societal Sustainability, Intellectual Property Rights, Standards, Blockchain