Intellectual Property

Scaling the Mount Everest of Trade Barriers to Create Jobs

It is a truism: To grow in the global economy, a country must trade. The Obama Administration and Congress clearly understand this. It’s why the President has set a goal of doubling US exports in five years — and why lawmakers are pressing hard to ensure that happens. Congress recently has been scrutinizing US trade … Read More >>


An Action Plan on Cybersecurity

The last Congress adjourned without enacting cybersecurity legislation. That certainly does not send the debate back to square one, because at least one major bill from last year has already been reintroduced in the 112th Congress — the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act of 2011 (S. 413), offered by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins … Read More >>

Intellectual Property

Focusing the Patent Debate on What Most Needs Fixing

A fair, balanced and effective patent system is indispensible in promoting investment in research and development, job creation, global competitiveness and economic growth — goals that lawmakers from across the ideological spectrum can support. Yet US patent law has not been comprehensively modernized in more than 50 years. Led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick … Read More >>