Keeping Strong IPR at the Top of the Trans-Pacific Trade Agenda

posted by in Intellectual Property February 18, 2011

Want to bring down the US trade deficit? One easy way is to reduce software piracy. At last count, the packaged-software industry was contributing a surplus of nearly $37 billion to the US balance of trade — and that was with one hand tied behind its back, because another $30 billion worth of sales are […]

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IPEC, One Year On

posted by in Intellectual Property February 8, 2011

What a difference a year makes. In case you missed it, US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel has released the first annual report outlining the Obama administration’s progress in implementing its strategy on intellectual property. It is just one report, but it speaks volumes.

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Privacy and IP Top Last Week’s Tech Policy Agenda in Brussels

posted by in Intellectual Property December 10, 2010

The last week was a busy one for BSA in Brussels with several high profile events taking place on data protection and intellectual property. On Tuesday, my colleague Thomas Boue joined the dais, along with BSA members Symantec, Microsoft and Intel, for the inaugural European Data Protection and Privacy Conference held in the European Parliament. The event […]

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