Jessica McBroom

Jessica McBroom is Director for International Economics and Competitiveness at the National Security Council, White House.   Jessica has driven the President’s supply chain agenda since the beginning of the Biden-Harris Administration, including as the chief coordinator for the implementation of Executive Order 14017 on America’s Supply Chains.  She is currently on detail from the Office of Industrial Policy at the Department of Defense.  Prior to that, Jessica was in the private sector as Vice President at a major U.S. financial institution and also served as a Director at a major manufacturing-focused trade association.  Jessica has also held positions at the Department of State.  She has a B.A. from Tulane University in political science and a minor in the French language.  She is originally from Detroit, Michigan

The Battle Over Patents: A Summary

Adapted from The Battle over Patents: History and Politics of Innovation, edited by Stephen H. Haber and Naomi R. Lamoreaux (Oxford University Press, 2021). Complaints about the patent system are not new. Virtually all arguments that critics seize upon today to support their suggestions for a patent reform have
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IP is Not IP: Intellectual Property is Not Industrial Policy, and Why This Matters 

Competition by China with the United States for global leadership in innovation has prompted anew an age-old policy debate: What are the best policies and legal institutions to promote next-generation inventions like 5G, AI, and mRNA vaccines? Are innovations best promoted and distributed either through industrial policy initiatives like prizes,
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LeadershIP Hosts Webinar on the DMA and the US Antitrust Bills

On June 30, LeadershIP hosted a webinar titled EU DMA vs. US Legislative Proposals: Lessons and Path Forward, where the discussion focused on the Digital Markets Act (DMA)—the legislation recently adopted by the European Union that imposes obligations and prohibitions on the world’s largest digital platforms such as Apple,
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