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SOPA Didn’t Die. It Just Became Soft SOPA.

January 2012 saw an explosion of controversy over two Internet-related bills that had been progressing through Congress: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic...more

Pirates, or Freedom Fighters on the Electronic Frontier, Copyright Changes for the Digital Age?

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced this month that they will be engaging with stakeholders through public comments and roundtables to study a variety of policy issues highlighted in the Department of...more

U.S. IP Coordinator Steps Down

The first United States Intellectual Enforcement Property Coordinator ("IPEC"), Victoria Espinel, has stepped down after four years in the position. During her tenure, Ms. Espinel worked to strengthen enforcement of...more

ITC Section 337 Update - July 2, 2013

ITC Launches Section 337 Investigation Pilot Program On New 100-Day ID Procedure – On Monday, June 24, 2013, the Commission advised that it launched a Pilot Program to test whether early rulings on certain dispositive...more

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Spring 2013: Surprising Appetite in Washington for New Federal IP Legislation

On March 16, 2013, the most significant provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) came into force. The AIA was seen as the most extensive alteration to U.S. patent law in half a century, and was hotly debated over nearly a...more

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Spring 2013 - Volume 11, Issue 2: Obama Administration...

Since President Obama entered the White House in 2009, his administration has undertaken a number of steps toward stricter policing of international trade secret misappropriation. Those efforts reached a turning point early...more

Obama Administration Reports on Efforts to Prevent Trade Secret Misappropriation

The Obama Administration issued a Report earlier this month, entitled "Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets," that sets forth its efforts to prevent trade secret misappropriation. The Report...more

White House IP Enforcement Coordinator Requests Comments on Development of Strategic Enforcement Plan

Victoria A. Espinel, the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator for the White House, has announced the opening of a comment period seeking comments on how the administration should approach intellectual property...more

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