Cyber Security : An Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator ( Ipec )

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In order to protect the intellectual property, the U.S. Government worked hard to find ways to implement more cyber-security. The Congress established an Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) using the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (PRO-IP Act). According to the IP Commission Report, the IPEC administration worked on five policies to cope with cyber-security: Joint Strategic Plan on IP Enforcement, Foreign Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act, Executive Order on Cyber-security, Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of the U.S. Trade Secrets, and the U.S. Capacity- Building Efforts in Foreign Countries. The first policy was a strategic plan released in June 2010. This plan included 33 actions taken to develop IP enforcement, which was comprised into six classifications. Starting with making sure that the U.S. Government does not buy or use invading products, working as clear as possible in policy making, coordinating with law enforcement at local, state, and federal levels. Additionally, applying the U.S. rights worldwide, securing the U.S. supply chain by stopping infringing products from entering the U.S., and constructing a data-driven government to develop data collection on IP-enforcement efforts to ensure that the U.S. laws defend and implement IP rights. The second policy was signed by President Obama on January 14, 2013, as “The Foreign Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement…

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