Commerce Under Secretary to Highlight Southeast Florida Innovation

Press Release

Brigid Quinn or Ruth Nyblod
(571) 272-8400 or

Washington, D.C. - Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Jon Dudas will address members of the Business Development Board's life sciences cluster committee on Friday, November 3, to highlight the importance of intellectual property protection to the bioscience sector and the dangers of piracy and counterfeiting in a global market. He also will report on the national employment numbers for the month of October, which will be released that morning.

Additionally, Under Secretary Dudas will present the U.S. Department of Commerce's Export Achievement Certificate to Dyadic International of Jupiter, Fla, for their accomplishments in export sales. Dyadic is a Florida biotech company specializing in industrial enzymes, biofuels, and biotherapeutics that has worked with the Commerce Department's U.S. Commercial Service to expand its sales in Brazil.


Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Jon Dudas


Speech on 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 southeast Florida economy, and the creation of new jobs.


Friday, November 3, 2006, 1:30 p.m.


Palm Beach Community College, Eissey Campus
3160 PGA Blvd., Room BB316
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Under Secretary Dudas will be available for interviews following the event.