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Posts Tagged: "Washington IP News"

This Week in Washington IP: Addressing Chinese Technological Threats, Bridging the Rural Broadband Divide and Building Data Literacy in College Students

This week in Washington IP news, both houses of Congress are quiet as they enter scheduled work periods. Among policy institutes focused on IP and tech topics, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation explores legislative efforts to fund broadband Internet infrastructure in rural America, New America discusses a new initiative at Georgia State University to encourage data literacy curricula nationwide, and the Center for Strategic & International Studies hosts a pair of events discussing threats to U.S. technological dominance posed by China’s Digital Silk Road and the control of 5G mobile wireless networks by Chinese firms like Huawei. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will also host the latest Innovation Chat by the National Council for Expanding American Innovation, as well as the agency’s inaugural Women Veterans Small Business Summit.

This Week in Washington IP: R&D Pathways for Sustainable Aviation Fuels and Technology, Debating the IDEA Act and Using Autonomous AI Platforms in the Military

This week in Washington IP news, the Senate Judiciary Committee will debate passage of the IDEA Act and the ARTS Act, while House subcommittees will explore pathways to sustainable technologies, especially those used to develop aviation fuel from biomass. The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation hosts a series of events this week, including an event to clarify march-in rights under the Bayh-Dole Act featuring Joe Allen, a key staffer for Senator Birch Bayh during passage of Bayh-Dole and a regular IPWatchdog contributor. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will also host its regular trademark and patent workshops, as well as events to celebrate Women’s History Month, including a Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium event focused on funding resources for women entrepreneurs.

This Week in Washington IP: PPAC’s 2020 Annual Report, Biological R&D Within the U.S. Department of Energy and COVID-19’s Impact on University Research

This week in Washington IP news, Congress returns to work after August recess. Hearings at the House of Representatives focus on various topics relevant to R&D, including legislative sessions exploring bills directing federal support of research programs, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on university-led research programs and Department of Energy biomedical research programs for better understanding coronavirus. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office hosts training sessions on maintaining registered trademarks and filing international patent applications, while the agency’s Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) meets Tuesday to discuss findings from that committee’s 2020 annual report. Elsewhere, the Center for Strategic & International Studies discusses the potential of synthetic biology research to contribute to economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19, and the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation explores useful changes to the federal government’s portfolio of research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programs especially as they relate to clean energy innovation.