Posts Tagged: Congress


‘Unalienable Rights’: Understanding America’s Growing Disdain for Physical and Intangible Property

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these …
By Gene Quinn
4 days ago 21

This Week in Washington IP: Algorithmic Biases in AI, Federal Funding of R&D Programs and Digitalization-Driven Improvements to Energy Efficiency

This week in Washington IP news, a pair of committee hearings in the House take a look at the use of artificial intelligence in contact tracing and …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 1

This Week in Washington: Digitized Payment Systems, Operation Warp Speed and Changing American Tech

This week in our nation’s capital, the Senate Banking Committee holds a hearing on introducing decentralized ledger technologies into government payment systems while the Senate Labor …
By IPWatchdog
12 days ago 0

Ten Years From Bilski: The Beginning of the End, with No Improvement in Sight

Ten years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down what at the time was one of the most important patent decisions in decades. It signaled …
By Kim Jordahl
13 days ago 13

This Week in Washington IP: FCC Oversight, Autonomous Systems for Transporting Goods and Digital Systems for COVID-19 Stimulus Payments

This week in Washington IP events, Tuesday kicks off with a House Space Subcommittee hearing on research and development into social distancing configurations in air travel seating, …
By IPWatchdog
19 days ago 0

Bipartisan Safeguarding American Innovation Act Would Crack Down on China Theft of U.S. IP

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation to stop the theft of U.S. intellectual property by foreign governments, with a focus on China. The bill, …
By IPWatchdog
22 days ago 8

Calling on Congress: Take Bipartisan Action on IP Now to Ensure Economic Recovery

Societies are always most vulnerable in times of crisis. Right now, America is in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, subsequent economic devastation, and justified nationwide protests …
By Arvin Patel
23 days ago 4

This Week in Washington IP: Licensing Week Virtual, the FCC’s Possible Section 230 Reforms and Pro-Innovator Patent System Reforms

This week in Washington IP events, the Senate Financial Services Subcommittee focuses on Federal Communications Commission spectrum auction oversight while the House Transportation Committee marks up a …
By IPWatchdog
26 days ago 0

Full Senate Judiciary Committee Addresses COVID-19 Related Fraud

On June 9, the full Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “COVID-19 Fraud: Law Enforcement’s Response to Those Exploiting the Pandemic.”  The hearing, which was led …
By Rebecca Tapscott
26 days ago 1

Senator Ron Wyden, Stop Harming Independent Creators

As the current pandemic eviscerates jobs throughout our economy, Congress has a rare opportunity to improve the lot of one long-besieged group of workers: creators. Authors, songwriters, …
By Eric Priest & Sean Pager
30 days ago 1

Lessons From TikTok’s Latest Privacy Trouble with Tweens

Notwithstanding its negative effects on the world at large, COVID-19 quarantine has been a boon to a growing group of entertainment-based apps and services. Netflix, Amazon, Zoom, …
By Rachel Waters
1 month ago 0

U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Federal Register Notice Announcing State Sovereign Immunity Study

On June 3, the U.S. Copyright Office published a Federal Register notice regarding a study it is initiating to “evaluate the degree to which copyright owners are …
By Rebecca Tapscott
1 month ago 1

Startup and User Reps Square Off with Independent Creators in Panel Two of DMCA Hearing

Earlier this week, the Senate IP Subcommittee met to hear from two panels of witnesses about whether and how to reform the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for …
By Eileen McDermott
1 month ago 6

Third Senate IP Subcommittee Hearing on DMCA: The ‘Grand Bargain’ is No Longer Working

In the first part of a two-panel hearing today on whether the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is working for the 21st Century, Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee …
By Eileen McDermott
1 month ago 7

This Week in Washington IP: Reconsidering the DMCA Takedown System, Bridging Gaps in Federal Data Privacy Legislation, and Developing Technologies for Inclusive Cities

This week in Washington IP events, the Senate IP Subcommittee convenes a hearing to look at recent recommendations made by the U.S. Copyright Office regarding the …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 1