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Cyber Insecurity

Cyber Insecurity

By Brian Noyes In the era of Edward Snowden and NSA privacy issues, businesses and consumers are focusing more and more on cybersecurity and online protection of property – specifically intellectual property (IP).  In fact, this week, former FBI chief Louis Freeh warned a collection of security experts at a convention in San Antonio that, […]

Counterfeiters Sow the Seeds of Poverty

Counterfeiters Sow the Seeds of Poverty

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You reap what you sow, as the old adage goes. But can you imagine putting your time and back-breaking labor into crops, only to have them fail to yield food? That’s what is happening in African communities, and it’s not because of the soil quality, the level of rain, or the lack of laborers. Recent reports indicate that Ugandan’s farmers’ crops and livelihood have been decimated due to counterfeit seeds.

Is Our Friendly Neighbor to the North Friendly on IP?

Is Our Friendly Neighbor to the North Friendly on IP?

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Yesterday, Ambassador Bruce Heyman officially assumed his duties as the new U.S. Ambassador to Canada. As the Ambassador begins his new role, it is critical that protecting and enforcing intellectual property (IP) remain at the top of the U.S. agenda in Canada.

Ominous Forecast for Drug Counterfeiters

Ominous Forecast for Drug Counterfeiters

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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.