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August 24, 2021
Antitrust Brainstorm

The Antitrust Brainstorming Board is a brand new project launched by CPI, in collaboration with the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), aimed at capturing a wide range of expert opinions on the need — or lack thereof — for antitrust enforcement reforms in the U.S. We interviewed leading antitrust academics across the country and…

August 10, 2021
CCIA Requests Hearing on Senate Antitrust Venue Bill Ahead of Markup

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association sent a letter today asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on S. 1787, State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021. Antitrust litigation often involves multiple states which, absent the possibility to centralize under one venue, would risk having balkanized antitrust judgments with multiple and…

July 29, 2021
CCIA Applauds Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Washington — The White House announced that the bipartisan group of Senators working on an infrastructure package had reached an agreement Wednesday. The bipartisan infrastructure package includes $65 billion to expand broadband access to Americans. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has supported increasing funding for the deployment of reliable broadband to decrease the digital…

July 21, 2021
CCIA Submits Comments To USITC As It Investigates Trade Barriers From Foreign Censorship

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) offered details in a filing to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on trade barriers U.S. Internet and technology services face due to foreign censorship practices. The ITC is currently investigating the effects of foreign censorship on U.S. businesses, and solicited comments from stakeholders by Thursday…

July 20, 2021
FTC Expected To Expand Rules For Merger Review At Meeting Wednesday

Washington — The Federal Trade Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday and is expected to vote to rescind the “Policy Statement on Prior Approval and Prior Notice Provisions in Merger Cases.” This comes weeks after the FTC approved a dramatic change to the bipartisan section 5 of the FTC Act policy framework that guided some…

July 15, 2021
EU Court Opinion Sets Limits to Use of Upload Filters in New EU Copyright Rules

Brussels, BELGIUM  — The EU top court’s Advocate General, Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe, today provided his opinion on the Polish government’s request to annul the controversial Article 17 in the new EU Copyright rules. Poland requested that the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) annul Article 17 due to infringement of the right to freedom…

July 14, 2021
Transatlantic industry groups urge swift agreement on EU-US commercial data flows

Brussels, BELGIUM — Ahead of the first anniversary of the invalidation of the Privacy Shield on Friday, more than 20 EU and U.S. associations today sent a letter urging EU Commissioner Reynders and U.S. Secretary Raimondo to swiftly ensure an agreement for secure transatlantic data flows. Thousands of EU and U.S. companies continue to be…

July 12, 2021
The AIA At Ten: The Positive Impact of Inter Partes Review

The America Invents Act celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. This panel will examine perspectives from a variety of industries, ranging from life sciences to startups, on how the inter partes review process created in the AIA has improved patent quality, reduced patent litigation, and promoted progress in the innovation ecosystem.   The AIA At…

EU To Delay Digital Levy, Prioritise Global Tax Reform

Brussels, BELGIUM — The EU has agreed to delay its digital tax that was scheduled for presentation this month, until the fall, according to news reports. The announcement comes as G20 Finance Ministers endorsed an OECD plan for global tax reform Saturday and final details of that plan are expected to be adopted in October.…