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Patrick Kilbride

Public Policy Expert

Patrick Kilbride is a public policy expert specializing in economics, geopolitics, and innovation.
He was previously senior vice president of the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), Executive Vice President, Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA), and founder of the Coalition for the Rule of Law in Global Markets at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining the U.S. Chamber, Kilbride was appointed to serve in the Bush administration as deputy assistant U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for Intergovernmental Affairs & Public Liaison. At USTR, Kilbride worked with state and local officials, business organizations, and non-governmental organizations to advance the President’s trade policy agenda; he served as USTR liaison to the network of industry trade advisory committees (ITACs), as well as the President’s Export Council; and, he was part of a White House-led, inter-agency team that coordinated efforts to secure congressional approval of pending U.S. free trade agreements.

Kilbride began his career in global economic policy as an international trade specialist with the law firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.

Recent Articles by Patrick Kilbride

Why IP Rights Expire and Why They Must Be Strong While They Last

Imagine building a house and by law, 20 years from completion, all ownership rights to the asset expired permanently whether retained by the original owner or obtained through purchase. Notwithstanding rising real estate values, the ability to reap the benefit of that asset’s appreciation would decrease rapidly for every year the property was owned. After 20 years, as the house passed into the public domain, you might continue to live there, but its investment or resale value would effectively become zero. This is the reality for intellectual property rights, which are time-limited by law, a condition established by the U.S. Constitution.

Words Matter: A Proposal to Change the Vocabulary of IP

When the Center for Strategic and International Studies recently hosted a forum on IP, innovation, national security and geopolitical competition, there was an active discussion about the role of IP – intellectual property – in achieving those other outcomes. An interesting debate emerged over the words that describe those IP functions, suggesting that policy can be ill-served by some habitually used, but perhaps not descriptively accurate, vocabulary. The upshot: words matter.  

Past Events with Patrick Kilbride

IPWatchdog LIVE 2023

September 17-19, 2023

IPWatchdog LIVE 2022

September 11-13, 2022

IPWatchdog Virtual International IP Masters™ 2022

March 7, 2022 @ 8:30 am - March 10, 2022 @ 12:30 pm EST

IPWatchdog LIVE 2021

September 12-14, 2021

Global Patent Landscape 2018: Where to File and Why

March 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Global Patent Landscape: Where to File and Why

April 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT