June 22, 2010
White House Releases 2010 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement
"Enforcement of intellectual property rights is a critical and efficient tool we can use, as a government, to strengthen the economy, support jobs and promote exports. Intellectual property supports jobs across all industries, and in particular where there is a high degree of creativity, research and innovation: good jobs, with high wages and strong benefits. Intellectual property related industries can employ an engineer working for a technology company to design the next generation of cell phones, a software developer writing a new algorithm to improve search engine results, a chemist working for a pharmaceutical company to develop a new drug, a union member helping to manufacture a newly-designed tire for automobiles, or a camera operator working on a movie set to help film the next Oscar-winning movie. Effective enforcement of intellectual property rights throughout the world will help Americans export more, grow our economy and sustain good jobs for American workers."