In his first speech to Congress, President Donald J. Trump finished strong, talking about how inventors can make the American economy great again. You might expect that from a branding pioneer. His billions are built on intellectual property; the Trump Organization owns hundreds of trademarks around the world.
In fact, it’s a family legacy: his uncle John G. Trump‘s patented radar and cancer tumor laser inventions won recognition from Presidents Truman and Reagan. His son, Donald J. Trump Jr., has been a patent licensing investor and executive. Ivanka Trump has her own trademarks worldwide.
Even the Republican platform specifically states patents are private property – rights inventors rely upon to create jobs and bring new ideas to market. So, you might think a Trump White House would be as pro-patent as Trump Tower. But it’s not.
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