Posts Tagged: taxes

Diversion of USPTO user fees is a tax on innovation

User fees fund our patent system. The patent system turns ideas into assets. Those assets are used to secure financing and gain access to markets. Financing and …
By Brian O’Shaughnessy
5 months ago 6

Push for online sales tax continues at state and federal levels

Some states have decided that they can’t wait for a federal response on the collection of online sales tax, prompting them to enact their own measures. …
By Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 0

Hillary Clinton agrees patents be suspended until corporations pay their taxes

Last week in Iowa Hillary Clinton promised to use patents owned by giant technology companies as leverage to get them to pay higher taxes. If you listen …
By Gene Quinn
9 months ago 18

The Advantages of Enacting a Patent Box Regime

The exact terms of a patent box will vary depending on what the drafter is trying to promote. For example, the tax preference could require that the …
By Bernard Knight
1 year ago 6

America Needs a National Manufacturing Policy

I don't believe the federal government needs to coordinate a program or embark upon studies by some blue-ribbon panel. What the federal government needs is to institute …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Obamacare and the Supremes, A Patent Attorney’s Perspective

A method to reduce the national debt comprising a "Skinny Jeans Tax" whereby... Does anyone think they look good in skinny jeans? Where on earth are the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 18

A Manufacturing Strategy for 2012: Keeping Jobs & IP in the U.S.

At his speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Secretary Bryson outlined his top three priorities to help American businesses "build it here and sell …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

Economic Signs Paint Bleak Picture for the Future

Small businesses are the backbone of the nation's economy and those that are most likely to engage in job creation. Unfortunately, the small businesses surveyed tell a …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 7

U.S. Patent Office Pays More Taxes Than General Electric

General Electric was not the only large U.S. corporation not to pay taxes. According to Citizens for Tax Justice, General Electric had some company. In fact, …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 7

Non Sequitur: We Need to Go Back to the Clinton Tax Rates

For goodness sake, innovation is the key to a better economy, not raising taxes! Simply stated, taxing more at a time when individuals and businesses are doing …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 24

Tax Policy Makes U.S. Uncompetitive, Not China’s Low Wages

Many people assume that there’s no way American manufacturers can compete with cheap Chinese labor. It’s just basic economics, right? Wrong. It’s the U.…
By Henry R. Nothhaft
6 years ago 12

Not Extending Bush Tax Cuts Will Affect All Small Businesses

Upon the expiration of the Bush tax cuts, among increases in the tax rate for all tax brackets, the dividends tax rate will increase. So even if …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 19

A Method to Spur the Economy Comprising Cutting Taxes: Obviously Non-obvious and Patentable Inventions Part II

Picking up on this theme and focusing on things that at first glance seem incredibly obvious but must not be at all obvious given that those who …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 23