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US presidential election: what the contenders are saying about IP

20-05-2016

US presidential election: what the contenders are saying about IP

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Ahead of the US presidential election later this year, WIPR analyses the IP views of the three main contenders.

Hillary Clinton (Democrat)

Hillary Clinton, now in her second presidential election campaign, is planning on using intellectual property to get companies to pay their taxes.

In January 2016, while campaigning in Sioux City in Iowa, an audience member asked: “We have major corporations in this country—General Electric, Apple, many others—that are salting money away offshore. Can’t we use their patents as leverage to make them pay their taxes?”


Presidential election, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, patent, trademark, copyright, eminent domain,

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