As is the usual custom, when administrations change, content from the previous administration is migrated to archive sites. Such is the case with the current administration. When offices and positions are not reflected on the new site, the public is left with the question as to whether they will exist under the new administration. The question of this entry is is what is the fate of The Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC)? IPEC has been the office of the "IP Czar" - coordinating the many other agencies that deal with IP. According to the Obama web: IPEC has been dedicated to the protection of the American intellectual property that powers our economy. American entrepreneurs, business owners, and the general public are best served by an economy that fosters and protects our global competitive advantage, which must discourage intellectual property theft while protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens. IPRC strives to make sure that the Federal government takes the most appropriate action to realize those goals.
I sent email to IPEC requesting a status report on the furture of the Office. I will report back to you later. While IPEC content is on the Obama site, the IP Mall decided to mirror the content so that it is readily available to IP scholars and pracitioners.