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

Assessing the Patent and Trademark Office’s Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions

By Alexander Kersten As new applications of artificial intelligence (AI) become more sophisticated, AI tools are increasingly used to assist in the process of invention. However, given that inventorship is limited to natural persons under U.S. law, AI’s growing utilization has raised questions around whether AI-assisted inventions should receive patents,
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Securing IP and the Future of Pandemic Preparedness

By Jeffrey Depp In December 2021, member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) at a Special Session of the World Health Assembly created an intergovernmental negotiating body (INB) to draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement, or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response (“Pandemic Agreement”). The
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The Use of March-In Rights Could Undermine Innovation and National Security

By Hideki Tomoshige and Sujai Shivakumar By accelerating new products to market, the nation’s innovation system—a network of interconnected activities across university researchers, small and large businesses, and venture capital and other financial organizations, among other actors—enhances economic growth, competitiveness, and national security. Securing the future of this innovation system
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