Patent Legislation Passes House Judiciary Committee
Congress, House of Representatives, Intellectual Property, Patents, Senate
June 23rd, 2011
WASHINGTON June 23, 2011 – After several unsuccessful attempts in previous Congresses, the House Judiciary Committee passed the America Invents Act late Tuesday by a vote of 32-3, moving the first significant overhaul of the U.S. patent system in more than 60 years one step closer to becoming law.
The Senate passed a similar piece of legislation, the Patent Reform Act, in early March with a vote of 95-5. The House bill has gained the support of many companies including 3M, Apple, Dell, Facebook, General Electric, Google, and Johnson & Johnson.
Roadmap to Adoption Conference: Hardware Panel
June 23rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 – Beyond the National Broadband Plan lies the problem of hardware; the challenge is that even if broadband is spread to remote parts of the country, there will not be enough computers to take advantage of the benefits.
FCC Chief Previews Spectrum Recommendations
Broadband Data, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Universal Service, Wireless
February 26th, 2010
Washington, February 26, 2010 – The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission this week previewed his agency’s spectrum recommendations in the FCC’s upcoming national broadband plan to be presented to Congress next month. In Julius Genachowski’s statement titled “America’s 2020 Vision for Mobile Broadband,” he established that “no area of the broadband ecosystem holds more […]
United Kingdom Defines Carbon Neutrality for the First Time
November 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 15, 2009 – The government of the United Kingdom defined the term “carbon neutral” this month after holding a public consultation on the subject.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change, which was established in 2008, said that “carbon neutral means that – through a transparent process of calculating emissions, reducing those emissions and offsetting residual emissions – net carbon emissions equal zero.”
Net Neutrality Step Aside, Carbon Neutrality Is Moving In
November 9th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 9, 2009 – While some tech companies have sought to reduce their carbon footprint in the world, a number of them have been reluctant to do this. Instead, they have been buying into environmentally-friendly projects meant to offset their carbon emissions. While technology companies have considered carbon offset projects, such as investing in a forest sequestration project to balance out there carbon emissions, more are opting to place greater emphasis on developing innovative solutions to reduce energy consumption within company walls.