WASHINGTON, D.C. — Patrick Kilbride, Senior Vice President of the Global Innovation Policy Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement on the nomination of Deborah Robinson as White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC).
“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomes the nomination of Deborah Robinson to serve as the next White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC). Robinson’s extensive experience prosecuting intellectual property theft in the public and private sectors makes her an outstanding choice for this vital role.
“The IPEC supports U.S. technological leadership and economic security by safeguarding our most valuable assets, American know-how, and creativity. Weak global IP standards and enforcement add public policy risk to already inherently risky investments in innovation and creativity; the business community looks forward to supporting Robinson’s nomination and working with her to safeguard America’s intellectual capital around the world.”