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NCJ Number: NCJ 205800     Find in a Library
Title: Intellectual Property Theft, 2002
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Mark Motivans Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2004
Page Count: 10
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents statistics on both criminal and civil enforcement of Federal intellectual property (IP) laws for 1994-2002.
Abstract: Criminal intellectual property theft offenses include copyright and trademark infringement and theft of trade secrets. Civil intellectual property suits include copyright, trademark, and patent infringement. The report summarizes intellectual property legislation and 9-year trends. This Special Report presents intellectual property trends in the number of suspects (both individuals and organizations) referred to U.S. attorneys and defendants prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced. A numerical table sums up the types of sentences and penalties imposed across the period. The report also includes the number of civil intellectual property complaints filed and terminated, with information on plaintiff winners and monetary award amounts. Highlights include the following: the number of suspects referred to U.S. attorneys with an IP theft-related lead charge increased 26 percent from 1994-2002; from 1994 to 2002 the number of cases in which plaintiffs sought civil remedies related to patent, trademark, and copyright infringement increased 20 percent to 8,254; and during 2002, 88 percent of defendants with IP offense as their most serious offense were convicted.
Main Term(s): Offense statistics
Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Copyright laws ; Theft offenses ; Civil remedies ; Trend analysis ; Civil proceedings ; Trade practices ; Sentencing statistics
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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