Advocacy

CCIA was founded in 1972 to promote open markets, open systems, and open networks in the computer and telecommunications industry. Today, the association continues to evangelize these principles across these increasingly diverse and economically important sectors of the global economy.

Is “intellectual property” either?

Yesterday we mentioned a little-noticed story from last week – overshadowed by the State of the Union, the iPad launch, and here in DC, the State of the Net– in which Google was exonerated by a jury in Marshall, Texas from allegations of patent infringement. Worthy of further note is that at the end of the two-and-a-half-year case,…

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What Can You Do With $5.5 Million?

This week President Obama addressed job creation and spending in his State of the Union address. Although he did not directly address the broken patent system, his speech did support a few of the issues we have raised in terms of patent litigation stifling innovation and job creation.With that in mind, here’s some purely hypothetical…

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Patent Reform is Crucial to Obama’s Global Competition and Innovation Agenda

During last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama spoke of the need to maintain the nation’s competitive position in the world and to encourage innovation. While we wholeheartedly agree with the President’s focus on competition and innovation, unfortunately our outdated patent laws inhibit the innovation they’re supposed to promote – especially in the…

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Patent Reform is Crucial to Obama's Global Competition and Innovation Agenda

During last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama spoke of the need to maintain the nation’s competitive position in the world and to encourage innovation. While we wholeheartedly agree with the President’s focus on competition and innovation, unfortunately our outdated patent laws inhibit the innovation they’re supposed to promote – especially in the…

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Will Brown’s victory derail patent reform?

Scott Brown’s recent Senate victory sent shockwaves well beyond the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It ended the Democrats’ filibuster proof majority, and makes broad efforts at reform a challenge. As we’ve noted repeatedly, President Obama has provided a welcome commitment to reforming the patent system. If Democrats are no longer able to push proposals through the…

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