The Computer & Communications Industry Association is launching its new intellectual property blog today to serve as a forum for tech policy discussions. With the Obama appointees now in place and Congress looking for ways to help the economy grow, CCIA is optimistic about seeing patent reform this year.

“As we talk about developing an innovation agenda to boost our economic recovery, patent reform and balanced copyright rules should be part of that discussion,” said CCIA President & CEO Ed Black. “Current patent policies favor some business models over others, but after years of discussion it’s time for this Congress to recognize what consensus there is and lead the country toward reforms that would create the most innovation and jobs — and ideally allow for the next generation of innovation.”

The Innovation Policy Post” will point out some of the problems with the existing patent system, ranging from funny to dangerous, and seek to build consensus for better balance as IP reforms are considered. Those wanting to contribute to the discussion are encouraged to offer comments.

CCIA plans to start with innovation issues like patent reform, and eventually to expand its blog to address other key tech policy issues.

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