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Senate Confirms Critical IP Appointments

Senate Confirms Critical IP Appointments

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Two years ago we commented on vacancies within the Administration related to intellectual property (IP) policies and protections. It has taken a while, but today, the U.S. Senate has confirmed appointments for two of the remaining positions. Michelle Lee now heads the USPTO and has public policy challenges ahead in addressing both patent quality and patent litigation reforms. We appreciate this step and look forward to working with Director Lee.

IPEC Key to Protecting Consumers and Jobs

IPEC Key to Protecting Consumers and Jobs

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By Frank Cullen Investments in intellectual property fuels the innovation and creativity that drives remarkable economic growth and provides consumers with products and services that enhance their lives and thrill their senses. The White House has demonstrated its commitment to protecting intellectual property with its announcement today of a nomination for a new intellectual property […]

Help Wanted: The Next Generation of IP Champions

Help Wanted: The Next Generation of IP Champions

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The IPEC office, which was created just a year after the GIPC was formally established, has also served as the convening power for all government and enforcement agencies working on IP issues- and, boy, there are many! In fact, Espinel’s oncoming departure brought to mind just how many U.S. IP offices there are that are facing similar vacancies or changes in leadership:

State of Intellectual Property

State of Intellectual Property

As we celebrate World IP Day, it is worthwhile to review advancements made over the past year and the current “state of intellectual property.” The theme of World IP Day this year, Creativity: The Next Generation, puts into perspective how creativity and innovation will lead the next generation into the future. But how is that creativity and intellectual property being treated in 2013?

U.S. Chamber’s “State of IP”: Public Policy Makers around the World Have Taken Steps to Reduce Businesses’ Confidence

U.S. Chamber’s “State of IP”: Public Policy Makers around the World Have Taken Steps to Reduce Businesses’ Confidence

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center’s Executive Vice President Mark Elliot released the following statement today in observance of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s 13th Annual World Intellectual Property Day.