On March 28, the U.S. Commerce Department issued a strategic plan for fiscal years 2022 through 2026 designed to enhance American competitiveness through the 21st century in several critical areas of the economy, including broadband Internet and supply chain resilience. At several points throughout the Commerce Department’s strategic plan, the importance of intellectual property and the stability provided by certainty in patent rights are acknowledged as key contributors to spurring innovations that benefit American competitiveness against foreign rivals.

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