CCIA Thanks Senators For Patent Reform Legislation
For too long problems with our patent system have been slowing innovation and costing companies millions of dollars a year in legal costs from companies whose main product is lawsuits. This week the Computer & Communications Industry Association has sent letters thanking two senators for their patent reform initiatives. CCIA applauded Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, for his introduction of the Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013, and CCIA praised Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., for his introduction of the Patent Quality Improvement Act of 2013.
Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Immigration Reform
A measure to improve access to highly skilled
workers cleared a major hurdle as the Senate Judiciary Committee passed its
immigration reform legislation Tuesday evening. Shortly before the overall
vote, Senator Hatch offered an amendment to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and
Immigration Modernization Act that would benefit highly skilled workers.
EVENT: CCIA/IDEA Workshop Webcast from WSIS Forum
CCIA and IDEA invite you to join us on Thursday, May 16 at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum in Geneva, where we will be hosting a workshop on the economic dimensions of Internet governance. The workshop, which will run from 10:00am-12:00pm EST (4:00pm-6:00pm Geneva), will be broadcast on the web and includes a remote participation option. The event details are as follows:
CCIA’s Response To ETNO Economic Study
The European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association published
a study late Wednesday offering policy recommendations to grow the European
telecommunications sector titled “A
Future Policy Framework for Growth.”
CCIA Adds New Patent Counsel
The Computer & Communications Industry Association has added to its
strong intellectual property team by hiring Matthew Levy as Patent
Counsel. Levy's legal background includes working for Hogan & Hartson;
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, & Dunner LLP and most recently for Cloudigy
Law, PLLC. He will handle legal, policy advocacy, and regulatory matters
related to patents and be a lead blogger for CCIA’s Patent Progress.