Innovation Should Drive IP Enforcement Strategy

Ipe CimageOn June 25, the United States Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Victoria Espinel, reached out for public comment on their Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement. Today, Engine, alongside many other groups from the startup and open internet communities, submitted its public comment.

We advocate for an “innovation first” policy, advising that the administration focus on protecting entrepreneurs building enterprises rather than seeking a new, more aggressive approach. It’s a shift in strategy that we believe could fundamentally change the conversation on IP. We ask that the administration consider the high costs of enforcement to startups and other disruptive businesses.

You can read our full comment here and please add your own thoughts here on how you think the U.S. government should approach IP enforcement.