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Congress Puts America on Path Toward 21st Century Borders

Congress Puts America on Path Toward 21st Century Borders

This article was originally published in Above the Fold on February 11, 2016. As the United States forges ahead on new trade deals across both the Atlantic and Pacific, it’s critical that we grease the wheels of trade on our borders – and on that front, lawmakers just took an important step in the right direction. The Senate on […]

Ominous Forecast for Drug Counterfeiters

Ominous Forecast for Drug Counterfeiters

Efforts to rid the world of fake medicines are one of the most heroic works of IP enforcement. Countries around the world are taking significant steps to disrupt networks and black markets selling the most dangerous fakes. Counterfeit medicines not only pose serious—and sometimes fatal—health risks to patients, but they undermine public health overall.

When Being an IP Champion is Your Job

When Being an IP Champion is Your Job

There’s a scene in the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can in which Leonardo Dicaprio’s character, fed up with being pursued by police, turns to an FBI agent, played by Tom Hanks, and screams out “stop chasing me!” Hanks’ character, unfazed, simply replies “I can’t. It’s my job.”

An Ounce of IP Enforcement…

An Ounce of IP Enforcement…

If drug dealers and gangs are leaving the business for counterfeiting, we have a problem. In a recent personal essay on PoliceOne.com, Captain James Callaway describes the appeal of this growing market for fakes.