Why is the United States patent system important? This question has a number of possible answers, and it is a question that we at Save The Inventor have been actively trying to address. Recently the Intellectual Property Owners Association posed this same inquiry to our nation’s youth by asking them to create a video showcasing their understanding of the importance of the patent system. The 4th Annual IP Video Contest was held over the summer of 2014, and last month the winners were announced.
Submissions came from two age groups, 13-15, and 16-18 years old. The winning videos are as informative as they are inspiring. It is vital, now more than ever, that we ensure future generations understand the importance that intellectual property rights and patents have in regards to American innovation. We congratulate all this years winners and look forward to their future innovative contributions.