Chapter 12 of the National Security Commission's report on Artificial Intelligence focuses on the importance of Intellectual Property to the development of this technology. It contains some interesting quotes about how important this topic is:
China is both leveraging and exploiting intellectual property (IP) policies as a critical tool within its national strategies for emerging technologies.
The United States has failed to similarly recognize the importance of IP in securing its own national security, economic interests, and technology competitiveness.
Access the rest of the report at the link below.