The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted Thursday to advance the nomination of White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Vishal Amin to the full Senate. Amin, previously the House Judiciary Committee's senior majority counsel, focused during a May confirmation hearing on the need for a "targeted, practical and comprehensive approach" to U.S. IP enforcement strategy (see 1705240056).
Amin "is a well-qualified nominee" given his IP policy experience in House Judiciary, the White House, Department of Commerce and the Patent and Trademark Office, said Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
Amin "brings significant expertise to this role, and will be a strong leader in promoting and protecting the intellectual property created in America," NCTA said in a statement.
The move also drew praise from BSA|The Software Alliance, the Institute for Policy Innovation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Intellectual Property Center.