PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Technology & IP

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. […]

May 24th, 2022 by

Waiving IP Rights for COVID Vaccines Undermines U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness By Karen Kerrigan – On May 5, 2021 the Biden Administration announced it would support a petition before the World Trade Organization (WTO) to “waive” vital intellectual property (IP) rights for COVID-19 vaccines – an unprecedented and unnecessary giveaway of U.S. medical innovation. The […]

May 6th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Karen Kerrigan – April 26 was “World IP Day 2022,” and similar to Small Business Week, SBE Council celebrates intellectual property – and the need to protect it – as a driving force behind innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth, every day. We were pleased to lead an ad campaign throughout the […]

May 4th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – During this National Small Business Week, elected officials and policymakers must also celebrate the drivers of entrepreneurship and small business growth this week, and that includes “big tech.” Big Tech Started as Small Tech It should be noted that the companies usually targeted by politicians and their appointees – i.e., […]

April 30th, 2022 by

In an Inside Sources Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that President Biden and Congress appear out-of-touch with what is happening with small businesses and on Main Street. While the White House regular touts the fact that people are filing new business applications in record numbers, an important trend that could be […]

April 27th, 2022 by

SBE Council Joins Allies in Submitting Comments to DOJ and FTC  – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) recently issued a joint agency Request for Information on Merger Enforcement, and SBE Council joined The App Association, Developers Alliance, Engine and TechNet on April 21 in submitting comments about […]

April 26th, 2022 by
News and Media Releases