Obama names IP czar
President Obama today announced his pick to oversee copyright enforcement, putting an end to a nearly year-long guessing game in the intellectual property community.
Obama named Victoria Espinel, a lawyer and veteran Hill staffer with experience in the nonprofit and academic communities, to serve as the nation's first Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, a position created by the PRO-IP Act signed into law last October.
In the shorthand of the day, Espinel will be generally known as the "IP czar."
Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who authored the PRO-IP Act, praised Obama's choice.