DOJ announces new grants to defend intellectual property

United States Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice is granting more than $2.4 million to 13 jurisdictions to fight piracy and theft of intellectual property. The money will be used to enforce, investigate, prosecute and prevent IP crimes. The jurisdictions receiving the grants include: Austin, TX.; Baltimore County, MD.; Central Point, OR.; Cook County, IL.; Orlando, FL.; Riverside County, CA.; the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office; the New York County District Attorney’s Office; Sacramento County, CA.; San Antonio, TX; the California Department of Justice; the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department; and the Virginia State Police.