According to the Chamber of Congress, IP jobs are an even BIGGER
chunk of the workforce and economy: Chamber of Commerce, IP jobs
From the ^ link:
- America’s IP-intensive industries employ more than 19 million workers—at all educational and skill levels.
- From 2000 to 2007, the annual salary of all workers in IP-intensive industries averaged about 60% more than for similar workers in non-IP-intensive industries.
- IP-intensive industries account for approximately 60% of total U.S. exports—rising from $665 billion in 2000 to $910 billion in 2007.
- In 2008, U.S. intellectual property companies in the manufacturing and nonmanufacturing sectors generated nearly $7.7 trillion in gross output, accounting for 33.1% of total U.S. GDP.
This is a fight we can't afford to lose... as a Nation!