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DOC52PAPT09010232009  Congressional-mandated Appropriations for Intellectual Property Initiatives (IPI)

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The following non-profit organizations have received joint project agreement (JPA) or cooperative agreement (CA) awards in response to this RFP.  Information is also provided identifying the organization’s project assignments.  These projects represent a broad array of USPTO priorities based on development and capacity building initiatives, geographic areas of interest/concern, a desire to advocate the United States position on various issues, cutting-edge issues of global importance, and the need to raise intellectual property awareness.

GeorgeWashington University Creative and Innovative Economy Center

  • China Climate Change-Related Technology Innovation & Patent Policy – Cooperative Agreement, award amount $78,000.00

Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI)

  • Counterfeiting, Public Health and Development – Cooperative Agreement, award amount $131,000.00
  • An Analysis of the Global Policy Environment for Clean Energy Technologies and Implications for Innovation and IP – Cooperative Agreement, award amount $88,500.00
  • Traditional Knowledge: Case Studies and Conclusions – Cooperative Agreement, award amount $74,000.00

Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Educational Foundation

  • International Judges Conference on IP Law – Cooperative Agreement, award amount $450,000.00

International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI)

  • IP Audit and Wealth Creation Program for a Developing Country Trading Partner – Joint Project Agreement, award amount $500,000.00
  • Strengthening IP Protection of Indigenous Crafts and Traditional Cultural Expressions – Joint Project Agreement, award amount $1,000,000.00
  • Improving Copyright Protection & Enforcement in Cambodia – Joint Project Agreement, award amount $128,500.00

Light Years IP

  • African IP trust – Designated to Support, educate and Enforce African IP Rights – Cooperative Agreement, award amount $600,000.00

Progress & Freedom Foundation – Center for the Study of Digital Property (CSDP)

  • Efficacy of Pre-established Damages as a Means of Protecting IPR: The Case of Statutory Damages in U.S. Copyright Law – Cooperative Agreement, award amount $150,000.00
  • Benefits of Strong IP Rights to Newly Industrial Nations – Cooperative Agreement, award amount $200,000.00

The Regents of the University of California – Public International Property Resource for Agriculture (PIPRA)

  • Series of Workshops Introducing Basic Concepts of IP Management such as Obtaining IP Protection, Licensing and Commercialization in East Asia, Latin America and Africa – Cooperative Agreement, award amount $600,000.00



The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking proposals from parties interested in performing policy studies, conferences, and other development programs in support of fair international protection of intellectual property rights. The USPTO intends to issue joint projects and/or cooperative agreements to conduct these programs.

Procurement Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Classification Code: B --Special studies and analysis - not R&D
NAlCS Code: 928120 -- International Affairs

>>Proposals are due by July 15, 2009 5:00 PM Eastern. 

 Primary Point of Contact:
John L. Bardwell Ill,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 571-272-6567
Secondary Point of Contact:
Teresa A. Kelley,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 571-272-3262


It is the responsibility of each interested party to check the project web-site (USPTO Intellectual Property Initiative) or the FedBizOps IPI page at ( for updates.

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