The President touted the importance of ownership during this week's Conference on the Economy. The importance of ownership in small businesses and in money were keys to securing the future of the economy. He, and the panelists, failed to mention anything about the ownership of intellectual property, however. Perhaps this subject area did not fit into the agenda, but it seems to me that ownership of intellectual property needs to be an integral part of innovation and productivity. It will be interesting to see if the President's love of people owning something will extend past savings accounts and into intellectual property.