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Intellectual Property Rights Key to Economic Growth in South Florida

West Palm Beach, FL. – According to a Press Release posted on the United States Patent & Trademark Office website, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Jon Dudas today told members of the Business Development Board’s Life Sciences Cluster Committee that protecting intellectual property against piracy and counterfeiting is a key part of economic growth, particularly in southeast Florida. “Florida is celebrated as an innovation hub,” noted Under Secretary Dudas. “I am impressed with the economic growth in this region especially in the biotechnology arena,” said Dudas. Under Secretary Dudas also reported late-breaking news on the economy. “This morning we received very positive information about the U.S. economy. It is strong and growing at a steady pace, and the outlook is favorable.” According to the Under Secretary, the Labor Department today announced that