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FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2005
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****MEDIA ADVISORY****
*******MEDIA ADVISORY*******

U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, HIGH-TECH LEADERS AND LEGAL SCHOLARS TO HOLD FORUM ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. government officials including Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Senator John Cornyn, and Representative Lamar Smith will participate in an important in-depth panel discussion on protecting intellectual property with high-tech industry leaders and legal scholars on MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2005 at 9:00 A.M. CST. The panelists will discuss topics such as the importance of criminal and civil enforcement of intellectual property rights, protecting IP for future economic growth, the significance of IP for innovation, challenges to global IP protection, and the importance of education and prevention efforts. The interactive panel discussion will be open to the press and filmed by Court TV for later broadcast.

WHO: Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez Senator John Cornyn Representative Lamar Smith Professor Ronald Mann, The University of Texas Law School Geoff Tudor, CEO of LEOTERRA Steve Papermaster, CEO of PowerShift Sue Snyder, Executive Legal Counsel for Advanced Micro Devices Jack Ford, Court TV Moderator

WHEN: MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2005 9:00 A.M. CST Cameras must pre-set between 7:30 A.M. and 8:30 A.M. CST

WHERE: The University of Texas School of Law Eidman Courtroom 727 E. Dean Keeton Street Austin, Texas 78705

NOTE: ALL media MUST PRESENT GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID (such as driverís license) as well as VALID MEDIA CREDENTIALS. Cameras must be pre-set between 7:30 A.M. and 8:30 CST. All press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Laura Castro at (512) 232-1229 or (512) 825-9525 (cell.)

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