Trump Should Seek Rules to Protect Intellectual Property in the Modern Era

The Trump administration’s trade strategy has largely taken aim at unfair trade practices in traditional industries. Yet, as Philip Stevens and Nigel Cory explain in The Hill, foreign actors are threatening another major component of the U.S. economy that we hear much less about: the theft of knowledge and IP in a wide variety of traditional and high-tech sectors. Knowledge-intensive goods and services make up over half of all U.S. exports, so the administration should redouble U.S. leadership efforts to reform global IP rules.