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Oregon Intellectual Property Crime Enforcement Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $191,548)

This program is authorized by the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 1121-1017, div. B, secs. 1101-1104) and Pub. L. No. 111-117, 123 Stat. 3034, 3134, and informed by section 401 of Public Law 110-403, which authorizes the Department to provide funding to support state and local intellectual property enforcement efforts. The Intellectual Property Crime Enforcement Program is designed to provide national support and improve the capacity of state, local, and tribal criminal justice systems to address intellectual property criminal enforcement, including prosecution, prevention, training, and technical assistance. This program is generally informed by section 401 of Public law 110-403, which authorizes the Department to provide funding to support state and local intellectual property crime enforcement efforts.

The Oregon Department of Justice (ODJ) and the Oregon TITAN Fusion Center, in partnership with the Beavorton Police Department Investigations Unit, will establish a program called the "Oregon Intellectual Property Task Force." This program will be modeled after two successful programs overseen by the ODJ, the Oregon Mortgage Fraud Task Force, and the Oregon Rural Crimes Strike Force.

This task force will establish a statewide investigative group, made up of investigators and prosecutors from throughout the state of Oregon. Members will include: one Detective from the Beaverton Police Department, one Special Agent from the Oregon Department of Justice, and one Assistant Attorney General Prosecutor from the Oregon Department of Justice. These employees will create an informal statewide program that will provide investigative and prosecutorial assistance to all agencies in the state.

This task force will conduct in-depth investigations with a focus on racketeering crimes associated with intellectual property crimes, educate law enforcement and the public by hosting trainings and providing printed materials, provide technological surveillance assistance, and provide a robust intelligence sharing mechanism by utilizing the Oregon State Intelligence Network.


Date Created: August 14, 2011