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Intellectual Property

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) supports policies that encourage innovation, including the protection of intellectual property.  The semiconductor industry is research intensive—members invest, on average, 18 percent of revenues to research and development and nearly half of the top 15 American patent recipients are semiconductor companies.  

Other forms of intellectual property, including trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights, are critical to the continued success of our industry and continued American leadership in semiconductor design and manufacturing.  SIA’s work on intellectual property at both the domestic and international level includes the following:

• Patent legislation and policy

• Anti-counterfeiting

• Protection of trade secrets

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