Ann Chaitovitz is the intellectual property (IP) attaché based in Lima, Peru. She advises U.S. government personnel and national IP offices, and coordinates the USPTO’s activities in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. She has more than 20 years of experience representing songwriters, publishers, recording artists, the U.S. government, and digital technology companies on music, technology, and copyright matters.
Prior to arriving in Lima, Ann specialized in domestic and international copyright law as an attorney-advisor at the USPTO, where she handled copyright and related rights issues in various international regions. She has represented the United States in various multilateral fora, such as the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, and has participated in the development and implementation of U.S. domestic copyright and related IP laws and policy, including the Department of Commerce’s “Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy” and its “White Paper on Remixes, First Sale and Statutory Damages.”
She has served on the board of directors of the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies, the board of directors of SoundExchange, and the FMC Advisory Board. She participated in the American Assembly on “Art, Technology, and Intellectual Property” and graduated in 2004’s Leadership Music class. She holds degrees from Amherst College (B.A., cum laude) and New York University School of Law.