The National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation (NAJI) is a nonpartisan organization of concerned businesses and industry experts working together to stop unfair competition from the use of stolen intellectual property (IP), whether it be through piracy, counterfeiting, or trade secret theft. Every year, billions of dollars’ worth of IP-protected information technology (IT) is stolen by firms around the world, but especially in nations with high piracy rates. This theft places the IT industry and law-abiding companies in industries like manufacturing, where IT is a critical component of R&D and production, at a competitive disadvantage. Learn More »
What’s at Stake
Unfair competition resulting from intellectual property theft harms American jobs, innovation and economic growth
Foreign companies steal intellectual property (IP) in order to gain an unfair competitive advantage over companies doing business in the U.S. In particular, overseas companies are competing unfairly against U.S. businesses by stealing information technology (IT).
Rampant IT theft in emerging markets gives those companies yet another opportunity to cut costs, negatively impacting both the IT industry and manufacturing industry in the U.S. By reducing IT theft, we can create American IT jobs and save manufacturing jobs, improving America’s innovation economy. Learn More »