New VP For US Chamber IP Center

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The United States Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center has announced the addition of an executive vice president, joining from the brand-name pharmaceutical industry.

Mark Eliot, who comes to the Chamber after 9 years at Pfizer, will be responsible for “leading the GIPC team and its mission to protect and promote the intellectual property (IP) rights that are vital to creating jobs, growing the economy, and enhancing U.S. competitiveness, ” the Chamber said in a release.

At Pfizer, Eliot was senior director for international public affairs, and developed and implemented public affairs strategies in developed countries. Eliot is a native Australian, served in the Australian government, and has contributed to various Australia and New Zealand policymaking exercises, including the Australia-US free trade agreement negotiations.

William New may be reached at wnew@ip-watch.ch.

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