The Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) released its 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement this week. The Joint Strategic Plan addresses Leading by Example, Transparency and Public Outreach, Ensuring Efficiency and Coordination, Enforcing Our Rights Abroad, Securing the Supply Chain and Data Driven Government. IPEC’s primary concerns are creating American jobs, promoting the global competitiveness of American businesses and enterprises, protecting public health and safety and preserving the Constitutional rights of American citizens. This post describes the major points of the plan and the actions items to implement the plan.
In the Introduction, the Joint Strategic Plan states
Ours is a Nation of entrepreneurs, inventors, innovators, and artists. The ideas that American citizens generate catalyze cutting edge research, ensure longer and healthier lives, and power the globe’s most productive economy. Our ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit make the United States great, and we must fiercely defend that competitive advantage. As President Obama has said, ‘if the playing field is level, I promise you—America will always win.’ (pdf page 5).