Section Focus

Towards Key Advocating in FY 2014

Robert O. Lindefjeld

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The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) has long been a leader in bringing attention to intellectual property issues in Congress, to the executive branch, and with an important and balanced voice in addressing the judiciary. We keep close watch on emerging developments and identify those issues on which we might want to formulate policy and recommendations.

While IP issues have traditionally been nonpartisan, in the last decade increasingly complex IP areas, coupled with the global attention to the importance of IP protection, have often resulted in differences of opinion on how strong the law should be.

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