• Will Congress be misled on patent reform again?

      The United States patent system is under attack by large corporations who benefit from weak patent protection. Ironically, the company most often identified as leading the charge – Google, Inc. – filed two patent applications as a start-up before they even acquired the domain name Those patents Google filed related to their innovative page rank system, which is wh ...

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    • Politics and Patent Reform: The Baby is in Danger in this Bathwater

      President Obama surprised many people by not mentioning patent reform in his 2015 State of the Union Address. His Administration has turned so-called “abusive” patent litigation into a major theme. The 2014 Address famously trumpeted the Administration’s goals to stop “abusive” patent assertions. 7 readers -
  • Surveying American Attitudes toward Climate Change and Clean Energy

    … is global warming for the United States and for the world? Are President Obama and members of Congress ascribing sufficient importance to the issue of global warming? Do Americans support government efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, such as higher taxes on electricity and gasoline, or tax breaks for companies that produce more renewable or clean…

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  • Senate Hearing Addresses White House Information-Sharing Proposal

    … Earlier this week, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held its first hearing of the new Congress, entitled “Protecting America from Cyber Attacks: The Importance of Information Sharing.” The hearing focused in large part on the White House’s recent information sharing proposal, which would protect private entities…

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  • Podcast: Jeffrey Rosen answers your constitutional questions

    … Podcast: Jeffrey Rosen answers your constitutional questions January 29, 2015 by NCC Staff In the latest installment of our popular podcast series, National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen answers your questions about constitutional conventions, creating new states and the rights of immigrants. The “Ask Jeff” series has led…

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  • Patent Reform to be introduced in House next week

    … developments, and these administrative developments. Time will tell what happens. Stay tuned! Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and the founder of He is also a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course, which helps aspiring patent attorneys and patent agents prepare themselves to pass the patent bar exam. Gene’s…

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  • Turley Testimony In Senate Confirmation Hearing Of Loretta Lynch

    … I will have the honor of appearing today as part of the confirmation hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee for Loretta Lynch, nominee to serve as United States Attorney General. Below is my written testimony for the hearing today. Here is the full list of witnesses appearing today: Sharyl Attkisson Investigative Journalist David Barlow…

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  • A 2015 Trade Policy Outlook

    … What follows is a report by American Continental Group (ACG), which examines the policy landscape for a a variety of trade issues that are expected to be on the table in 2015. Please contact ACG with any questions related to this report. See also A 2015 IP Policy Outlook. Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) With Republicans in control of both… 3 readers -
  • Testimony on the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025

    … CBO Report, January 27, 2015 Testimony before the Committee on the Budget, U.S. House of Representatives “This statement summarizes CBO’s new baseline budget projections and economic forecast, which cover the period from 2015 to 2025. Those estimates were released in the report titled The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025…

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  • House Debates Federal Data Breach Legislation

    … against over-notification? In addition to Congress’ steady focus on the topic of data breach, earlier this month President Obama announced his proposal for the Personal Data Notification & Protection Act, which would set nationwide rules for data breach notifications and preempt the patchwork of state breach-notification laws. The White House…

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  • Obama Administration Files Motion To Dismiss House Challenge

    … on the lawsuit. The effort by the Administration to seek the dismissal of the action was anticipated and we will be filing an opposition memorandum clearly laying out the right of the House of Representatives to be heard in federal court. We do not believe that the Administration will be successful in its effort to avoid consideration of the merits of this constitutional challenge. However, in deference to the Court, we will confine our specific response to our filing before Judge Collyer. Proposed Order Memorandum …

    Jonathan Turley- 9 readers -
  • Tax Havens: International Tax Avoidance and Evasion

    … CRS Report – . Jane G. Gravelle, Senior Specialist in Economic Policy. January 15, 2015 “Addressing tax evasion and avoidance through use of tax havens has been the subject of a number of proposals in Congress and by the President. Actions by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the G-20 industrialized nations…

    Sabrina I. Pacifici/ beSpacific- 5 readers -
  • House Subcommittee to Hold Hearing and Begin Drafting Data Breach Bill

    … Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing to determine what elements should be included in federal data-breach legislation. The following witnesses are scheduled to testify: Elizabeth Hyman, Tech America Executive Vice President of Public Policy Jennifer Glasgow, Acxiom Chief Privacy…

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