PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Technology & IP

July 27th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Bipartisanship is increasingly rare these days in national politics. However, looking at both major party platforms, a moment of positive bipartisanship can be found. Both parties stake out clear ground on the need for strong intellectual property (IP) rights, and protecting those at home and abroad. Democrats on IP The Democratic […]

July 14th, 2016 by

SBE Council hosted a standing-room-only “Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurs” event on Capitol Hill on July 7. The foundation for the event was SBE Council’s new book  “Unleashing Small Business Through IP:  The Role of Intellectual Property in Driving Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Investment.” by Raymond J. Keating- With SBE Council President and CEO Karen Kerrigan serving […]

July 1st, 2016 by

 by Raymond J. Keating- On August 27 of last year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the Browning-Ferris case decided to toss out the long-held definition of “joint employer,” and replace it with an expansive, vague view that threatens a wide array of small businesses, franchise operations, and other business models. The NLRB previously […]

June 24th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- “Counterfeiting today represents a tremendous and ever-increasing global threat. Counterfeit products— from goods and merchandise, tobacco products, and industrial parts to banknotes and medicines— circulate across the globe. These products cause real damage to consumers, industries, and economies.” That’s the opening statement from a new report just published by the U.S. […]

June 15th, 2016 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- The E3 Expo (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is being held Los Angeles from June 14th to the 16th. This is the place to be for electronic game studios, creators, manufacturers and players. Interestingly, the gaming universe is perhaps the most upfront about what it produces, that is, when games studios announce […]

June 9th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Talk of protecting intellectual property (IP) in the media could give the impression that IP rights are mainly or overwhelmingly about larger businesses. Consider the software industry. For example, a recent ComputerWorld story focused on Microsoft filing federal lawsuits against assorted individuals for stealing software. As explained in SBE Council’s new […]

June 3rd, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- If there ever was an industry that gets a bad rap in the political arena, it would be prescription drug and medicine manufacturing business. After all, think about it: pharmaceutical companies undertake the high-risk and costly endeavor of creating and improving drugs and medicines that enhance and save lives. And yet, […]

May 21st, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The Billboard Music Awards 2016 show airs from Las Vegas on ABC on Sunday night, May 22. This is an annual celebration of the biggest and hottest acts in music. It’s also, indirectly, a celebration of intellectual property (IP) rights, protections and enforcement. After all, without a strong IP system, then […]

May 13th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The economy took a step back in the first quarter of this year. The details were examined in a recent SBE Council analysis, including real GDP growth of only 0.5 percent, and significant declines in private investment and exports. Indeed, the only major area on the investment front that showed growth was […]

April 26th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- For geeky fans of the summer blockbuster, the season gets started on May 6 with the release of Captain America: Civil War, followed by an assortment of highly anticipated movies like X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, Independence Day: Resurgence on June 24, Star Trek Beyond on July 22, Suicide Squad on […]

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