Washington, D.C. — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Vishal Amin as the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC):

“I commend the Senate for confirming Vishal Amin as the White House’s next Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.  Vishal has been a valued member of my staff at the House Judiciary Committee for a number of years.  He has helped to advance a pro-growth agenda focused on promoting emerging technologies, protecting American intellectual property from theft, increasing competition, and ensuring American innovation is protected through trade agreements. As the new Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, I know that Vishal will continue to be a tireless advocate on behalf of American innovators and creators, and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”