Innovation and intellectual property (IP) protection are critical assets that drive robust economic growth and improve social well-being in the United States. And issues positively and negatively impacting IP are global, national and local. To address these challenges a new voice is needed to ensure improved creation, protection, and enablement of intellectual property in Illinois.
The mission of the Illinois IP Alliance (Alliance) is to serve as a connecting hub for local and regional organizations, fostering an effective ecosystem and marketplace to facilitate the creation, protection, and enablement of intellectual property. This connecting hub will encourage innovation for the economic and social well-being of Illinois citizens. The Alliance will be founding chapter to the United States Intellectual Property Alliance (USIPA).
The Alliance will be comprised of experienced professionals from throughout the Illinois business ecosystem: creators, protectors, and enablers. These professionals will represent interests from academia, advisory services, banking and finance, business and community organizations, law, incubators and accelerators, not-for-profit organizations, public and private companies, and research laboratories. The Alliance will also engage officials in Congress, local and state government, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and the International Trade Commission. In short, the Alliance endeavors to be inclusive.
Such a collective collaboration of thought leaders will undoubtedly result in a more efficient utilization of intellectual property that will improve the quality of life for Illinois citizens.
ILIPA FOUNDERS' INFORMATIONAL
If our vision is important to you please join our virtual Kick-off Meeting on Monday April 27th.
This meeting will bring together founding stakeholders across Illinois to discuss the creation of the Illinois IP Alliance.
Interested in joining the Illinois IP Alliance? Please contact us to join our Founders' Informational Meeting and to get involved.