Obama's IP Enforcement Chief Steps Down

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT) -- The White House's first intellectual property enforcement chief, Victoria Espinel, has stepped down from her post after nearly four years, an administration official announced Tuesday.

Espinel's final day was Friday. She has been replaced on an interim basis by Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Howard Shelanski, the official said in an e-mail.

Espinel was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2009 to serve as the White House's U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. In the newly created post, Espinel was tasked with overseeing the administration's...
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