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January 04, 2007
#07-01

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Jennifer Rankin Byrne or
Ruth Nyblod
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Media Advisory, 07-01

Commerce Under Secretary to Highlight Seattle's Innovation

Conference Call to Focus on Importance of Intellectual Property Protection to the Seattle-Tacoma Local Economy 

[Call in by 9:55 a.m. PT]

Washington, D.C . - Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Jon Dudas will highlight by teleconference on Friday, January 5, the importance of intellectual property protection to Seattle-Tacoma, 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 December, 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 Seattle-Tacoma economy, and the creation of new jobs in Washington and the entire United States.

WHEN

Friday, January 5, 2007

10 a.m. PT

Reporters should call 1-888-390-1067, passcode USPTO , by 9:55 a.m. PT to participate.

Note: The passcode (USPTO) 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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