Sentencing For IP Crimes Doubles In U.S.: Report

Law360, New York (February 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Criminal sentencing for intellectual property crimes has doubled in the United States since 2005, according to a new report on the state of intellectual property protection in the U.S.

U.S. Coordinator for International Intellectual Property Enforcement Chris Israel quoted the statistic on Monday as he released the National Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordination Council's 'Annual Report to the President and Congress on Coordination of Intellectual Property Enforcement and Protection.'

NIPLECC is composed of the five federal agencies involved in IP enforcement —the departments of Commerce, Homeland...
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