Attorney General John Ashcroft has approved the recommendations of the Department of Justice's Intellectual Property Task Force, which was formed last March to examine intellectual-property issues.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Attorney General John Ashcroft has approved the recommendations of the Department of Justice's Intellectual Property Task Force, which was formed last March to examine intellectual-property issues.

"The department is prepared to build the strongest, most aggressive legal assault against intellectual-property crime in our nation's history," Ashcroft said.

The report recommends enforcement procedures like increasing the number of prosecutors and enhancing their training, principles to adopt in pending and future legislation and educational programs for victims of IP theft, as well as members of the public.

Details of the report will appear in the Oct. 26 issue of ELW.