FDI and intellectual property innovation in the U.S
This report explores the contributions in innovation of top foreign direct investments (FDI) in the United States. It features comparisons between top investor patent performance in the United States and the rest of the world, details on the key sectors and geographies in the United States where the top FDI investors do business, and informative investor-specific experiences.
The U.S. innovation ecosystem’s strong intellectual property protection benefits both domestic and foreign-owned companies by incentivizing research and development (R&D) activities. The outsized magnitude of research and development activity in the United States by foreign-owned firms demonstrates the desirability of the United States as a destination to create, protect, and monetize intellectual capital.
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