WASHINGTON (September 29, 2023) — The Council for Innovation Promotion released the following statement today following the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.):
“Senator Feinstein’s life of public service should be an inspiration to all of us. She had a significant impact on virtually every policy area during her thirty years in the U.S. Senate.
“After being elected to the Senate in 1992, Senator Feinstein became the first woman to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Throughout her service on the Committee, she always recognized the critical importance of intellectual property protections like patents, trademarks, and copyrights. She also helped bring much-needed attention to the issue of IP theft and the impact it has on the innovation economy in California and across the country.
“Senator Feinstein’s respect for the importance of IP in our innovation economy was evidenced by her many legislative accomplishments including: support for full funding of the USPTO, numerous artists rights’ copyright measures, her enactment of legislation to establish the USPTO’s satellite offices, and her tireless record of support for creators, small inventors, and startups.
“C4IP joins Californians in mourning the loss of a truly great public servant and champion of innovation.”
About Council for Innovation Promotion: The Council for Innovation Promotion is a bipartisan coalition dedicated to promoting strong and effective intellectual property rights that drive innovation, boost economic competitiveness, and improve lives everywhere.