August 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – Dean Garfield, the President and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the preeminent advocacy organization representing fifty-eight of the world’s leading technology companies, issued the following statement today in response to the president’s nomination of Daniel Marti to be the next Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator:

“Intellectual property issues from patent reform to trade secret theft are more than legal buzz words, they are a critical foundation for building technology in our Information Age.  Intellectual property can make the difference between an innovation making it to the marketplace and going big or never leaving the drawing board.  We look forward to working with Mr. Marti to ensure that foundation remains strong and drives new products that improve people's lives, and enables strong economic growth."

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Public Policy Tags: Intellectual Property