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Technology & IP

October 18th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Politics and government always trail behind private sector advancements. Normally, in a market economy, that’s just fine. After all, only costly problems arise when government tries to guide, dictate, project or regulate the future of our economy. Quite simply, we don’t want government getting in the way of entrepreneurship, investment, innovation […]

September 28th, 2017 by

SBE Council will join ACTION for Trade in advancing pro-creativity trade agreements and protecting intangible assets developed by U.S. creators and innovators. ACTION for Trade launched on September 27, 2017 and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is proud to join this coalition of business organizations and companies that aims to ensure that […]

July 27th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- On July 26th, the American Consumer Institute hosted a panel discussion titled “Can TV White Spaces Close the Digital Divide?” in the Russell Senate Office Building. I was fortunate to be invited as a panelist, alongside Graham Dufault, director of government affairs at ACT (The App Association), Tom Struble, tech policy […]

June 23rd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Broadband access has brought amazing benefits to individuals, families and small businesses. Of course, challenges still persist, for example the lack of access in rural America, and on June 22, House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade held the first of an expected series of hearings focused on the […]

June 23rd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Access to quality broadband is critical to the entrepreneurial ecosystem.  And if we want entrepreneurship to flourish wherever opportunity may present itself, then broadband deployment must be a priority in rural America and other pockets of the country where there is no, or limited, access. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal […]

June 20th, 2017 by

THE SLANTS win their case, and entrepreneurs win too by Raymond J. Keating- If you deal with the public, chances are these days that you – whether intending to or not – will somehow offend someone. Businesses and individuals now operate in the era of the easily offended. Indeed, so pervasive is the ability to […]

May 12th, 2017 by

By Karen Kerrigan- On May 8th, fourteen female United States Senators signed a letter addressed to Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai that essentially expressed opposition to his announcement to reform excessive regulations on broadband service and the internet. They claim Chairman Pai’s initiative would have a negative impact on women-owned businesses across the […]

April 25th, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- World IP Day is April 26th. As the World Intellectual Property Organization points out: “Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity.” Small Business and IP From a small business perspective, […]

April 19th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- When discussing broadband services and public policy, it’s apparently too much to expect that a basic understanding of economics and markets will provide a foundation from which to proceed. That was most recently evident in a New York Times op-ed written by Susan Crawford, a law professor at Harvard, which amounts […]

April 3rd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Under its previous chairman, Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) managed to find, or more accurately, seemed to manufacture reasons to regulate the broadband industry. Of course, this effort stood in stark contrast to the realities of robust innovation and competition that have blossomed and spread throughout the broadband market […]

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