U.S. Government to Assist California Small Businesses in Combating Intellectual Property Theft

San Diego Event Part of National Crackdown on Counterfeiting, Piracy
Press Release

Brigid Quinn or Ruth Nyblod

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Jon Dudas will join hundreds of California small-business men and women for a conference on "Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace" on February 27-28, 2006, in San Diego, Calif. The event is part of the federal Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy (STOP), a major USPTO and U.S. government effort to protect American businesses from falling victim to intellectual property theft, both at home and abroad.

During the two-day San Diego seminar, patent, trademark and copyright experts as well as lawyers from the USPTO will provide small- and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and independent inventors with useful tips on protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights in the United States and around the world.

What "Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace" seminar

Remarks on the global intellectual property marketplace and how small businesses, including
those in California, are increasingly at risk of intellectual property theft

Who The Honorable Jon W. Dudas, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and
Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Congressman Darrell Issa, (CA-49) [invited] California small-business owners

When February 27, 2006
8:30 a.m.

Where Westin Horton Plaza Hotel
910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, California

Information about the seminars and other USPTO efforts to educate small businesses can be found at www.stopfakes.gov/smallbusiness.