Intellectual Property

Protecting intellectual property rights may sound like arcana of interest to corporate attorneys rather than to law enforcement agents. After all, tracking down the sellers of fake watches or designer purses appears to pale in comparison to catching a murderer. A new report from the Department of Justice proves otherwise. By pointing to tangible consequences of intellectual property theft that go far beyond loss of profits, the study illustrates that finding those who violate intellectual property rights might just be a life or death situation.

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