participants pointed to remedies available under U.S. law, such as the International Trade Commission, that appear to be underutilized by U.S. companies.

  • Achieve a unified industry voice for IPR policy priorities.

CEOs and other U.S. industry leaders can contribute significantly to achieving policy changes as well. Companies and industry associations most concerned about intellectual property protection in Japan could highlight IPR more aggressively as a bilateral trade concern. On broader issues, greater U.S. industry consensus would help the U.S. government develop a coordinated strategy for international patent harmonization, multilateral trade talks concerned with IPR, and domestic patent law reform.

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