U.S. Executive Order Signed on Patent Reform and Protection
Feb 22, 2011
On 8 February 2011, U.S. President Obama issued an Executive Order to establish two intellectual property enforcement advisory committees. They are charged with "the effective and efficient enforcement of laws protecting copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and other forms of intellectual property, both in the United States and abroad." Both committees will help coordinate an interagency Joint Strategic Plan.