Tuesday, November 11, 2008


With a new administration comes a new blog devoted to U.S. IP issues. So, welcome to the first posting of this new blog focusing on the exploration, discussion and consideration of all aspects of U.S. intellectual property law.

I seek to invite discussion of IP law as it applies to U.S. work, and to foreign work that may have a potential impact in the United States. Feel free to provide substantive comment on all relevant topics.

I will note the obvious: the U.S. economy is in the midst of challenging times. During good times, with money flowing freely, it may not be as important to protect intellectual property from misuse. With money flowing about, there may not be too great of concern with a little infringing use here and there. But in tough times, with little money available, every dollar must be protected. Every IP asset must be guarded.

Join me in a common and exciting discussion of how IP creation can be encouraged, of how IP can be protected, and of how IP can continue to be an effective mechanism to encourage economic growth and prosperity.

All the best and I look forward to hearing from one and all.

~ Mike Ratoza

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