The USPTO leads efforts to develop and strengthen both domestic and international intellectual property protection. The USPTO advises the President -through the Secretary of Commerce- and all federal agencies on national and international intellectual property policy issues, including IP protection in other countries. In addition, the USPTO is authorized by statute to provide guidance, to conduct programs and studies, and to interact with IP offices worldwide and with international intergovernmental organizations on matters involving IP.
IP Policy Areas of Focus: Domestic and International
The OCE is responsible for advising the Under Secretary and the Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs on the economic implications of policies and programs affecting the United States intellectual property system.
The copyright team of the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA) assists in advising the Administration and other Federal Government departments and agencies on domestic and international copyright legal and policy issues. At the international level, the OPIA copyright team provides...