DuPont supports the role of patents in innovation

Chief IP counsel Mike Walker noes that the value of patents goes far beyond their role as a social contract

Intellectual property – especially patents – is at the heart of the American business today. Whether the company is in business of making mobile devices, automobiles or medicine, patent rights shore up the technology that drives American innovation. At least that is the opinion of the companies that have joined forces to form the Partnership for American Innovation (PAI). 

One of those companies, DuPont Co., prides itself in its innovation, and believes that patent rights help it achieve its goals.“Feeding the world, meeting its energy needs, protecting the environment and protecting innovation,” are all made possible with those rights says Mike Walker, vice president and assistant general counsel, chief intellectual property counsel, DuPont. 

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Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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