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November 30, 2006
#06-69

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Media Advisory, 06-69

Commerce Under Secretary to Highlight Kansas City's Innovation

Conference Call to Focus on Importance of Intellectual Property Protection to Kansas City's Economy

[Call in by 11:55 a.m. ET]

Washington, D.C. — Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Jon Dudas will highlight by teleconference on Friday, December 1, the importance of intellectual property protection to Kansas City, to the creation of jobs and to the economy, as well as the dangers of piracy and counterfeiting in the knowledge-based economy. He also will report on the national employment numbers for the month of November, which will be released that morning.

WHO

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Jon Dudas

WHAT

Discussion about U.S. government efforts to curb theft of intellectual property, the importance of intellectual property protection in a global market, as well as to the Kansas City economy, and the creation of new jobs in Missouri, Kansas, and the entire United States.

WHEN

Friday, December 1, 2006

12:00 noon ET.

Reporters should call 1 888-790-3349, passcode IP, by 11:55 a.m. ET to participate.

Note: The passcode (IP) and leader's name (Jon Dudas) will be required to join the call.

Under Secretary Dudas will take questions after his presentation.

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