Senate Confirms Trump's Pick For IP Czar

By Kevin Penton (August 3, 2017, 8:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Vishal Amin, a veteran Capitol Hill and White House staffer, as the nation's next intellectual property enforcement coordinator.

The position, commonly referred to as the IP czar, deals with enforcement efforts around patents, trademarks and copyrights. Amin replaces former Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP attorney Daniel Marti, who served during the second term of the Obama administration.

Amin has made a career in D.C., working as a special assistant and associate director for policy at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and later as an associate director for domestic policy at the White House.

He has...

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