The National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation
scored all 50 states and their relative strength in protecting intellectual
property (IP) of manufacturers. It's that IP protection law that gives U.S.
businesses the incentive to innovate and the teeth to protect their ideas
in the global marketplace.
According to 11 separate criteria used by the NAJI to form their report
card, Wyoming was assigned an "F" along with 6 other states (Indiana, Iowa,
Kansas, South Dakota, Virginia and West Virginia).
The complete scoring criteria and results can be viewed by clicking here
The NAJI (according to their website) is a nonpartisan organization of
concerned manufacturers, associations, academics and other businesses that
work together to protect the tools and technologies that U.S. companies use
to compete, innovate and succeed.