Posts Tagged ‘Patent and Trademark Office’

Senate Opens Debate on Patent Reform

Congress, Intellectual Property, Patents March 1st, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 – The Senate moved a step closer to the first major overhaul to the patent system in nearly 60 years when it introduced a bill to the floor on Monday.

Government Taking Steps to Address Companies’ Vast Collections of Private Consumer Data

NTIA, Privacy November 3rd, 2010

WASHINGTON, November 3, 2010 – As consumers provide large amounts of private information to web services, the government is tuning into the fact that the use of this information by these companies is becoming increasingly important.

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of RAM – Pirates Take a Bite Out of Small Firm Innovation

Intellectual Property, International, Patents, Trademarks July 22nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2010 – The House Committee on Small Business met Wednesday to discuss the growing problem of intellectual property infringement.

Experts Debate Need for New Digital Copyright Law

Broadband's Impact, Copyright, Intellectual Property July 2nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2010 – The Digital Millennium Copyright Act that extended the reach of copyright when it became law in 1998 may have been created for the new millennium, just not this one, said an academic expert during a Thursday panel discussion.

Commerce Seeks Comment on Privacy Law, Creates Task Force

Broadband Stimulus, Privacy April 22nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2010 – The Commerce Department is seeking public comment on the impact of privacy laws in the United States and around the world to determine if current laws serve consumer interests and democracy. It also this week announced the formation of an Internet Policy Task Force to identify public policy and operational issues impacting the private sector’s ability to best achieve economic growth and job creation through the Internet.

Obama Pushes for Efficient, Modern Government

Broadband's Impact, Transparency January 14th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2010 – The federal government must embrace the type of technological innovation and experimentation that has borne fruit in the private sector, President Obama said Thursday at a White House forum on modernizing government.

Bringing the government into the 21st Century is critical, he said, and the “technology revolution that has transformed society over the last decade has yet to reach government offices.”

Citizens Must Embrace and Benefit from Technology Revolution, FCC Told

Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan August 7th, 2009

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2009 – The technology revolution will fundamentally change and improve the way that citizens and government interact, but that change must embrace everyone to accomplish its goals, public officials and policy experts agreed Thursday.

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