Gov't Report Finds Record Number of IP Investigations

The Bush administration witnessed a "record" uptick in intellectual property-related investigations and prosecutions last year, according to a new government report. During the 2007 fiscal year, the U.S. Department of Justice filed 217 of those cases -- up 7 percent from the 204 cases lodged in 2006 and 33 percent from the 169 such cases in 2005 -- according to the 100-page report produced by the National Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordination Council.

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