The Deputy U.S. Coordinator for International IP Enforcement Wayne Paugh delivered remarks during the opening plenary session of the LES Annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Paugh’s remarks focused on the coordinated approach the U.S. Government takes in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy. LES is a professional society comprised of over 6,000 members engaged in the use and protection of intellectual property. The LES membership includes a wide range of professionals, including business executives, lawyers, licensing consultants, engineers, academicians, scientists and government officials.