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Sacramento Intellectual Property Enforcement Task Force

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $205,258)

This program is authorized by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112-55) 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 Theft 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 Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force will utilize its FY 2012 Intellectual Property Crime Enforcement Program Award to fund two detective positions to investigate intellectual property crimes. The overall objective of the project is to assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in enforcing criminal intellectual property laws.

The goals for this program are to:
1. Investigate 50 cases of intellectual property rights violations;
2. Serve 20 intellectual property-related search warrants;
3. Provide 12 community outreach presentations in order to prevent, deter, and identify criminal violations of intellectual property laws;
4. Expand with the addition of at least three new agencies during the grant period;
5. Conduct forensic analysis of computer/digital evidence in 25 cases involving intellectual property rights violations;
6. Present one training session on the use of the Western States Information Network (WSIN) for deconfliction to task force affiliate agencies, thereby, preparing a guidance sheet for task force affiliate agencies on the same topic; and
7. Provide 12 law enforcement training sessions on intellectual property rights violations. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 23, 2012