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Victoria Espinel confirmed by Senate as “Intellectual Property Czar”

Victoria Espinel

Victoria Espinel

As previous post reported in October that Victoria Espinel had been nominated by President Obama to be the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. I am happy to report that she was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday. Tech Daily Dose reports:

The Senate late Thursday confirmed Victoria Espinel to be the nation’s first-ever intellectual property enforcement coordinator, a position that will be housed in the White House.She most recently served as the founder and president of the nonprofit Bridging the Innovation Divide and also has served as a visiting professor at George Mason University Law School, focusing on intellectual and international trade. In addition, Espinel has worked as an intellectual property adviser to the Senate Judiciary and Finance committees and the House Judiciary and Ways and Means committees. During the Bush administration, Espinel was chosen to be the nation’s first assistant U.S. trade representative for intellectual property and innovation.

Many, many congrats to Victoria. She is perfect for this position!

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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