UK and U.S. IP Enforcement: Views from the Top

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Finnegan Law Offices
901 New York Avenue NW
Suite 10A

In today's economy, few assets are more valuable than intellectual property. Tens of billions of dollars, hundreds of thousands of jobs, and national competitiveness are on the line. ITIF, working with the British Embassy, is pleased to host two of the world's chief IP officials, David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and John Alty, Chief Executive of the United Kingdom's Intellectual Property Office, for a rare joint appearance.

Mr. Alty and Mr. Kappos will discuss specific efforts each country is taking to ensure that IP can support growth and innovation: the UK government response to the Hargreaves Review on Intellectual Property and Growth and the U.S. implementation of the America Invents Act. The two officials will also comment on broader issues related to IP innovation and competitiveness. Please join us for this unique chance to hear from and confer with two of the leading policymakers in the world on these critical issues.