IP Theft

The Intellectual Property Unit, comprised of special agents and analysts, recognizes the threat posed by intellectual property theft and provides the coordination of both IPR Center and field personnel needed to facilitate successful investigations into the criminal organizations involved in such activity.  This unit also oversees enforcement operations relative to threats identified in the intellectual property environment, including the increasing health and safety risks posed by counterfeit products.  Two such efforts include Operation In Our Sites and Operation Chain Reaction. The FBI also houses their IP headquarters program at the IPR Center.  FBI program managers have oversight over the FBI’s dedicated IPR field agents, whose priorities include counterfeit goods that pose a health and safety threat and the theft of trade secrets.

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