Mark Snyder, who has served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Litigation at Qualcomm since 2016, during his Luncheon Keynote on Day 2 of IPWatchdog LIVE 2021 suggested that the United States needs a new innovation policy. The current innovation policy consists of the following 18 words on the U.S. State Department website: “The State Department is committed to removing barriers overseas, protecting intellectual property, and maintaining U.S. technological edge.” Snyder said he was “blown away that we did not have something more meaningful than that.” Further, only three of those words – “protecting intellectual property” – are actually concrete policy, and the United States is arguably flouting them, Snyder said.

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