Drew Clark: Why a Well-Functioning Intellectual Property System Needs to Strike Down Bad Patents
August 29th, 2015
Editor’s Note: This past week, Drew Clark’s column in the Deseret News of Salt Lake City, Utah, was on the importance of balance in our patent system. Click here for links to all of his Deseret News columns.
ASPEN, Colo. — As with many former mining camps in the Rocky Mountains, this one is best known for winter sports like skiing. But this mountain town has also developed a summertime niche: Hosting policy-makers seeking the cool air refuge from humid Washington summers.
This year, the refreshing breeze came in from the new head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
For nearly 20 years, Aspen in late August has been home to a small but influential gathering of the Technology Policy Institute. It gathers legislators, regulators, lobbyists and academics who seek to shape the course of policy surrounding information and communications technology.
Klobuchar Streaming Bill Language Causes Concern
July 11th, 2011
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 – Proposed legislation introduced last month with the intent to target digital pirates whose activities hurt American jobs has instead raised the eyebrows of critics, who worry the bill would adversely affect millions of YouTube users. “Intellectual property is vital to our nation’s economy, and our businesses rely on trademark and […]
U.S. Chamber Urges Congressional Action on Intellectual Property Plan
Copyright, Intellectual Property
June 23rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2010 – An intellectual property expert from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today on Capitol Hill commended the release of the first-ever government-wide national intellectual property enforcement strategy and urged congressional action to implement the plan.
Study: Intellectual Property Creates, Fuels High-Paying Jobs
Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Patents, Trademarks
April 29th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2010 – The Global Intellectual Property Center, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, this week released a study examining the affects of intellectual property on American jobs between 2000 and 2007.
National Broadband Plan: A Look at Chapter 4 and Privacy
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Privacy
April 2nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2010 – Chapter Four of the plan focuses on broadband competition and innovation policy. It’s one of the most far-reaching sections in the entire document. It starts by addressing various mobile and fixed networks and moves on to discuss specific devices, privacy and identity theft. This third and final article summarizing Chapter 4 looks at the FCC’s take on set-top boxes, consumer privacy and digital taxation.
Aspen Review: Questions Posed by the Expanding Participation of a Many-to-Many Age
August 21st, 2008
August 21 – It’s worthwhile to step back and examine the so-called digital revolution with an eye towards the future of innovation after the Progress and Freedom Foundation’s summit in Aspen, Colorado. What were the essential questions asked by the summit discussants? What are possible answers?
FCC Chairman Martin Wants FCC to Map Broadband Data and Speed Tiers
July 21st, 2008
July 21 – The United States government needs to expand its broadband mapping efforts and collect information about internet speed tiers, Federal Communications Chairman Kevin Martin said in Pittsburgh on Monday.