Research, Innovation and Technology

Manufacturers have created an innovation engine that has reshaped the world around us. As modern manufacturing in the U.S. races toward the new economic era and pursues technologies to lead new operational advances, federal policies must keep up with the industry’s needs, prioritizing both investment and innovation.

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Manufacturers' Priorities

  1. 1
    Deliver strong IP protections for manufacturers by advancing pro-innovation domestic policies; negotiating strong IP provisions in trade and other bilateral and regional agreements; and strengthening, not weakening, critical global IP rules.
  2. 2
    Pursue a federal approach to data privacy that provides flexibility for innovation, addresses domestic and global inconsistencies and maintains U.S. economic growth and technological leadership.
  3. 3
    Enact policies that curb abusive patent lawsuits while respecting IP rights for all industry segments
  4. 4
    Modernize our communications laws to reduce unnecessary regulations, spur investment in our digital infrastructure and promote the deployment of next-generation wireless technology
  5. 5
    aintain a strong mechanism for the public and private sector to share real- time cyberthreat information and support reasonable reporting requirements for those under attack.