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IP in Action: Innovators and Tech Policymakers Converge at CES

IP in Action: Innovators and Tech Policymakers Converge at CES

Recently, GIPC joined over 170,000 people from around the world in Las Vegas to take in some of the incredible new innovations and technologies on display at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). From 8K televisions slightly thicker than a piece of paper, to wearable translation devices that allow you to communicate in a foreign land, to ski goggles that offer “augmented reality,” CES had it all.

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.

Wedding dresses. Golf balls. Rock bands.

Wedding dresses. Golf balls. Rock bands.

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At first glance they may not seem to have much in common, but wedding dresses, golf balls, and rock bands all rely on one very important thing to be successful – intellectual property.

Global Brand Council Announced at USPTO 2014 Expo

Global Brand Council Announced at USPTO 2014 Expo

Today at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s 2014 Trademark EXPO, GIPC Executive Vice President Mark Elliot announced the launch of the Global Brand Council (GBC). In his remarks, Elliot said, “Brands have always been one of the most valuable assets in the global economy. Brands are iconic and are also tremendously valuable to consumers. […]

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: