Technology & IP

October 2nd, 2018 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating- It’s not surprising that California lawmakers have attempted to grab power they do not have – violating the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution which grants Congress the power to regulate commerce among the states – by trying to regulate broadband internet service in the name of “net […]

October 1st, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The nation’s leading advocacy group for entrepreneurs praised trade negotiators for reaching a “new NAFTA” agreement. The trade deal – the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – embeds important provisions for small businesses, and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan said this modern accord […]

September 26th, 2018 by

NEWS “With the power and speed of 5G, we can expect to see more dynamism and innovation from American entrepreneurs.” For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on an order that will help to accelerate the deployment of 5G, which will boost entrepreneurship, small business growth, innovation and expand […]

September 19th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr provides an update on 5G, and what’s at stake for U.S. entrepreneurs and small businesses By Karen Kerrigan- In this special SBE Council-Forbes Books Radio podcast, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr joins host Gregg Stebben for a discussion about the “Race to 5G,” why it is important to the […]

September 18th, 2018 by

Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission Office of the Secretary 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC   20554 Via Electronic Submission RE: MB Docket No. 05-311   Dear Secretary Dortch: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), I am writing to express our organization’s support for steps the Commission will take […]

August 9th, 2018 by

by Karen Kerrigan- Over the last couple of decades, the internet has flourished as a tool for small businesses to grow, innovate and prosper. New businesses and business models enabled by connectivity have ensured that America’s small business sector is one of the most competitive in the world. Since the internet’s inception, regulators on both sides of the aisle […]

July 20th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- At a July 11 House Small Business Committee hearing on helping small businesses to protect their intellectual property (IP), Committee members examined how entrepreneurs in the digital technology industry use IP to help their business, and the issues they face when navigating the IP process. As noted by the […]

July 9th, 2018 by

The Honorable Andrei Iancu Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 600 Dulaney Street Alexandria, VA  22313 Via electronic mail:    RE:  SBE Council Comments on USPTO’s Proposed Changes to the Claim Construction Standard Used in PTAB Proceedings – DOCKET No. PTO-P-2018-0036 […]

April 30th, 2018 by

By Karen Kerrigan- During National Small Business Week, we are reminded about the significant role America’s small businesses play in supporting communities across the United States and contributing to our national economy. And in a business landscape that is becoming increasingly digital, it’s important to remember that sound internet policy is essential to creating an […]

April 26th, 2018 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Today is World IP Day, an annual event to educate citizens and government leaders about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.  For entrepreneurs and small business owners, as well as those who hope to start a business someday, strengthening IP rights […]

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