03 September 2014

Brookings Event - The State of the Mobile Economy: Innovation, Investment and Economic Impact around the World

The State of the Mobile Economy: Innovation, Investment and Economic Impact around the World

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30 am
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium
1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20045

According to recent estimates, the global mobile economy now totals $1.6 trillion and industry revenues are expected to rise to $2 trillion by 2017. But the surge of economic growth driven by mobile technology has been uneven around the world – some countries are experiencing unprecedented growth in their mobile ecosystems while others have not. What is behind this incongruity? What societal and regulatory factors foster innovation? How does a country’s legal and patent protection create an environment for entrepreneurs? Why are some countries propelling their mobile economies forward while others languish?

On September 10, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host an event on mobile innovation, investment, and invention around the world. Discussion will center on significant differences across nations in how much they invest in innovation, create new ideas, and provide legal protections that are important for small inventors and mobile entrepreneurs. Brookings Vice President Darrell West will also share findings from a forthcoming paper that identifies which nations excel at investing in research and development and patent protections.  Discussion will also focus on attitudinal data from 17 countries about mobile invention and its relationship to economic growth.

This event is part of the Mobile Economy Project and will be live webcast. Join the conversation on Twitter at #TechCTI.


Moderator: Darrell West
Vice President and Director, Governance Studies
The Brookings Institution
Derrick Brent
Associate General Counsel
Todd Dickinson
Former Executive Director
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Keith Mallinson
Wise Harbor
Deanna Tanner Okun
Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP

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