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…

CCIA Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Women and the Arts on Tuesday. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Sen. Ron Wyden and ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade spoke in between videos depicting CCIA’s 40 year history. CCIA was started by seven small to mid-sized companies who were trying to compete with IBM. Chehade said those like CCIA who are doing all they can to advocate…

EVENT: CCIA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Join us on March 19th as we commemorate our proud history fighting for open markets, open systems, open networks and full, fair and open competition in the computer,telecommunications and Internet industries. Among the night’s highlights will be: a video retrospective about how CCIA came to be and how it grew to become a leading policy voice for…

EVENT: CCIA's 40th Anniversary Celebration

Join us on March 19th as we commemorate our proud history fighting for open markets, open systems, open networks and full, fair and open competition in the computer,telecommunications and Internet industries. Among the night’s highlights will be: a video retrospective about how CCIA came to be and how it grew to become a leading policy voice for…

CCIA’s Top 13 Priorities for 2013 and Obama’s 2nd Term

Skilled Immigration Reform – Increase access to skilled foreign workers and entrepreneurs to ensure that the U.S. remains the global center of innovation.  Immigration reform legislation must include provisions addressing the availability of employment-based and entrepreneur visas. Privacy – Reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act including the treatment of mobile location information (GPS Act) to require warrants…

CCIA Launches Patent Progress Blog

The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is launching a new blog that will provide timely analysis on high tech patent news. Patent Progress will cover news on patent trolls, privateers and the patent wars that have made headlines in recent years and blocked key consumer electronics like smartphones and tablets from the market. The following statement…

Making Noises In Europe

Brussels is a town full of diplomats, civil servants, lobbyists….and a few politicians. We know that most diplomats are very discreet and that politicians are, well, noisy. But what about trade associations? In my experience most associations here dilute their work because of a reluctance to speak ‘loud and clear’ on the issues of the…