October 06, 2006

This afternoon, the Director of the USPTO and Under Secretary for Commerce, Jon Dudas, and U.S. Representative Tom Feeney (24th District of Florida) will co-present via conference call on the importance of intellectual property protection in Orlando, Florida. This 2PM local time conference call will focus on how IP protection leads to the creation of jobs, and how counterfeiting and piracy can hurt the U.S. economy. According to the USPTO press release, "Orlando ranks fourth in the nation for high-technology jobs," and that "[t]he Burnham Institute for Medical Research's recent decision to expand to the Orlando area will create more than 3,000 jobs and an atmosphere for high wage technology job growth." The USPTO has provided a phone number (888-359-7564) and passcode (58075) for reporters to call in to participate, with the conference leader’s name (Brigid Quinn) also required to be connected to the call.

USPTO Conference Call Announcement: LINK
Jon Dudas’s USPTO Webpage: LINK
Rep. Tom Feeney’s Congressional Website: LINK
Burnham Institute for Medical Research Website: LINK

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