Obama IP Czar Cheered For Boosting Enforcement Efforts

Law360, New York (August 14, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT) -- The departure of Victoria Espinel as the U.S. intellectual property enforcement coordinator brings to a close the tenure of the first person to serve as the nation's IP czar, a post attorneys say has helped raise the stature of IP enforcement on the national agenda.

Until the IP enforcement coordinator position was created by a 2008 law, the executive branch did not have an effective way to promote IP policy, according to Jeffrey Whittle of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. In her four years in the post,...
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