Who are the members of the innovation constituency?
According to the Population Reference Bureau there are 7.4 million people in the US in the science and engineering labor force. Over 63% are under the age of 45. The majority have at least a Bachelor’s degree.
There are over 6,000 members of the Licensing Executives Society, 27,000 intellectual patent attorneys listed in Martindale.com, over 9,000 registered patent agents listed on the USPTO website.
The 2007 Census of Economics shows over 4,100 law firms that identified their primary business as IP focused legal services. In 2008 456,154 patent applications were filed in US, 18,000 of those by independent inventors.