House Bill Would Move IP Attache Program To Commerce

Law360, New York (July 9, 2012, 7:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government's intellectual property attache program, which promotes American IP policy around the world, would fall under the authority of the U.S. Department of Commerce, rather than the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, under a bill being considered by a House of Representatives panel on Tuesday.

The Intellectual Property Attache Act, which has not yet been formally introduced, also calls for the creation of a new position, assistant secretary of commerce of intellectual property, to oversee the program. The bill is one of nine pieces...
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