Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Terry Clark lent insight for an article published by World IP Review discussing his cautious optimism around the impact President Trump’s administration might have on the intellectual property field. “Although there is currently a lot of uncertainty, we should see a significant impact on IP in the next three to six months, providing a better indication as to where IP is going,” Terry said. In fact, with research and development efforts ramping up in anticipation of increased manufacturing jobs in the United States, companies will look to protect those investments with patent filings. Another development to watch is a reduction in patent reform, which could make patents more effective.

The full article, “IP Under Trump: Cautious Optimism, For Now,” was published by World IP Review on February 16, 2017, and is available online (subscription required).