Posts Tagged ‘Victoria Espinel’

China a Concern as Senate Judiciary Reviews IP Law Enforcement Efforts

Asia, Congress, Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Senate June 23rd, 2011

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 – Federal law enforcement agencies testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday regarding the current state of federal intellectual property rights enforcement and the challenges to enforcing IP laws due to a complex relationship with China.

Witnesses from federal law enforcement agencies reported that the increasing complexity of prosecuting IP crimes due to their international and transnational nature has made cooperation and collaboration with foreign law enforcement agencies a high priority.

Fate of Silicon Valley Movie Streaming Startup Illustrates Obama Admin’s Innovation Policy Balancing Act

Copyright, Intellectual Property April 5th, 2011

Investors in internet movie-streaming startup Zediva initially worried about how net neutrality rules could affect its future as a business, but ultimately it’s copyright law that might do it in, and doom it as a business model.

Nation’s Intellectual Property Czar Discusses Economic Impacts

Intellectual Property, International September 29th, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 29, 2010 – The nation’s intellectual property czar, Victoria Espinel, highlighted recommendations made in her office’s report addressing ways to improve IP enforcement at an event held by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

Intellectual Property Breakfast Club Discusses the IP Czar

Intellectual Property, International September 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2010 – The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on Tuesday brought together a wide range of stake holders to discuss whether the Obama administration’s intellectual property czar will crush internet piracy.

Intellectual Property Czar Promises Transparency Amidst Controversy Over ‘Secretive’ Trade Negotiations

Copyright, Intellectual Property June 23rd, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, June, 23, 2010 – A White House official in charge of coordinating the US government’s enforcement of intellectual property rights on Tuesday pledged openness in the face of mounting criticism that the Obama administration is engaging in a secretive negotiating process with some of its trading partners as they discuss ways to more strictly enforce those rights both online and at their borders.

Broadband People Column: Victoria Espinel Confirmed For Top Intellectual Property Post

Broadband's Impact, Copyright, Premium Content December 4th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 4, 2009 – The Senate has confirmed Victoria Espinel to be the first U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.

Her job will be to craft the nation’s next intellectual property strategy. Though former President George Bush created the position of U.S. Coordinator for International Intellectual Property Enforcement and filled it with Chris Israel, the intellectual property czar has been elevated to a White House position under President Obama. People Column: Nicole Silverman Joins Qorvis

Broadband's Impact, Premium Content November 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 6, 2009 – The corporate communications firm Qorvis has brought Nicole Silverman on board to work on technology and telecom policy issues and reputation management for foreign governments. Silverman, whose title will be director, was most recently an account manager in Waggener Edstrom’s public affairs practice where she oversaw the development and implementation of international public affairs programs for Fortune 500 companies, foundations and trade associations. At Waggener Edstrom, Silverman developed an expertise in telecom policy.

Washington Technorati Toast Public Knowledge and Its IP3 Awards

Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality October 15th, 2009

Public Knowledge’s sixth annual “IP3 Awards” – which celebrates information policy, intellectual property, and internet protocol – drew a crowd of Washington’s technorati to the Sewell-Belmont House in Washington on Thursday evening.

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