Comments to the OMB on the Federal Effort Against IP Infringement

Robert D. Atkinson March 24, 2010
March 24, 2010

ITIF responded to a request from the Office of Management and Budget for public comments on intellectual property enforcement. With IP theft costing the U.S. billions of dollars a year and the resultant jobs dependent on IP, ITIF argues that the U.S. needs to significantly step of enforcement against nations that systematically steal, extort or otherwise gain U.S. IP without paying for it. Part of this must include a robust partnership with Europe to take action against these other nations, but the U.S. should also use new IT tools to better track and prosecute IP theft.