More details about the panels can be found on the ABA's Annual Meeting Site, and in particular, the Intellectual Property Law Section's description of the IPL programs that will occur during the meeting.
This panel follows a similar panel that I moderated in March, during the IPL Section's Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. (page 9). We had excellent attendance and feedback after the program. I am hoping for a similar result from the Chicago panel discussion, and look forward to getting feedback and input from the attendees about these issues.
In the meantime, here are some governmental resources that identify some of the concerns, and the impacts on the U.S. economy of piracy & counterfeiting that originates outside our borders, but is directed to a U.S. audience:
- Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Annual Reports
- Victoria Espinel, Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC)
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Intellectual Property "Issue" Page
- US Trade Representative, Intellectual Property Initiative
- US Patent & Trademark Office, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Attaché Program