The theft of U.S intellectual property is a serious issue that robs consumers of tens of billions of dollars per year. The hard work, sweat, creativity and ingenuity that provides our nation and the world cutting edge technologies, patents, software, art and entertainment is under constant assault by pirates and counterfeiters across the globe.
CASE is working to aggressively combat IP theft and protect innovators through policies that target those who aid and abet piracy, as well as the criminals themselves. We further support legislative efforts which streamline the patent process to keep pace with the rapid acceleration of new technologies. It is paramount that lawmakers use every tool available to protect the ownership rights and creative energies of our nation’s innovators, to ensure they are justly rewarded for their accomplishments and also so that consumers may continue to benefit fully from American creativity and ingenuity.