Technology & IP

June 28th, 2023 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) issued a statement of support for the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (R-DE) Thom Tillis (R-NC). Raymond J. Keating, chief economist for SBE Council and author of Unleashing Small Business Through IP: The Role […]

February 24th, 2023 by

Small Business Policy Insider by Raymond J. Keating – Small business owners understand that you can create a truly valuable good or service, but if you don’t invest in making sure potential customers know about it, then your enterprise is doomed. Businesses must advertise to build awareness, drive sales, and to survive. But advertising long […]

February 17th, 2023 by

At the end of last year, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined Shelley Hymes and her producer Claude Jennings for “Lunch with Shelley” – a podcast where guests discuss the latest happenings, issues and life over lunch. In addition to enjoying a terrific lunch at Black Salt in Washington, D.C. our “Lunch in […]

December 14th, 2022 by

In a recent DC Journal Inside Sources Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that challenging economic conditions and headwinds continue to bear down on small businesses: “That is why Congress must identify practical solutions to help entrepreneurs through this challenging economic period, and beyond. One solution is to restore immediate expensing for […]

September 26th, 2022 by

by Karen Kerrigan –  Cybersecurity is critically important to small business growth and success. In fact, given the risks and costs that many small business owners possibly face if hit with a cyber attack – including the potential loss of the business if financial and/or reputational costs become too great – many have taken protective […]

August 26th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER PERSPECTIVE by Raymond J. Keating – Federal politicians and their appointees asserting that various U.S. technological leaders are monopolies that need hyper-regulation, perhaps to the point of government breaking up these companies, is striking for its ignorance and/or arrogance. In reality, technology markets rank as hyper-dynamic and hyper-competitive. And that of course […]

June 14th, 2022 by

In a June 13 Real Clear Health Op-Ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan explains the tremendous value and importance of the 40+plus year-old Bayh Dole Act, and why abusing the “march-in” provision in the law – as some in Congress are pressing to do – would be a massive blow to U.S. innovation […]

June 6th, 2022 by

No industry will be safe from government-led IP seizure. by Raymond J. Keating – Why would President Biden sign on to an effort that would undermine U.S. innovation, growth, and employment, as well as reducing critical medical treatments? It’s bizarre, but nonetheless, that’s exactly what would happen with an international effort to waive intellectual property […]

June 2nd, 2022 by

On June 2, SBE Council joined a coalition letter to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine C. Tai and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to express opposition to the proposal before the World Trade Organization (WTO) that would waive IP protections for COVID-19 vaccines that exists under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property […]

May 27th, 2022 by

Not only were digital economy sectors insulated from declines in other areas of the economy, but in key ways, the digital sectors – that is, entrepreneurs, small businesses and the much-maligned “Big Tech” in vital technology sectors – served as lifelines to other industries, to other entrepreneurs and workers, and to consumers. by Raymond J. […]

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