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Patent Legislation Passes House Judiciary Committee

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. Keep Reading

Recovery Act

Broadband Stimulus to Lose $602 Million

WASHINGTON July 2, 2010- The House Appropriations Committee torescind $602 million from Commerce and Agriculture Department broadband stimulus programs. The two departments had to share $7.2 billion for the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program, Broadband Investment Program and the Broadband Data Improvement Act. Every Department will have some of its funding cut in order to pay for the additional $75 billion being spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Overall the House Appropriations committee plans to cut $11.7 billion. Keep Reading

Broadband Calendar

Next Breakfast Club: The Role of Wireless Frequencies in Widespread Broadband Deployment

WASHINGTON, January 28, 2009 – With broadband-related funding a key part of discussion about the fiscal stimulus legislation currently being considered in Congress, four top officials from companies with an interest in the wireless space will assemble at the Broadband Breakfast Club on February 10 to discuss the role that electromagnetic frequencies can play in forging universal broadband deployment. Keep Reading

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