Technology & IP

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 […]

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April 25th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – April 26, 2022, is World IP Day. That is, it’s a day to celebrate the role that intellectual property plays in helping to drive entrepreneurship, investment and innovation forward, and thereby fueling economic and employment growth. Indeed, intellectual property rights and protections are central to what I’ve called the four […]

April 25th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Karen Kerrigan –  Technology is a well-established driver of innovation, economic growth and small business competitiveness in the United States.  Fortunately, robust investment has continued to propel new innovations forward, which have provided entrepreneurs with opportunities to launch new businesses, develop new business models, and reach and serve consumer across the […]

April 20th, 2022 by

Please click HERE to register. America is the world’s most innovative nation, thanks in large part to the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, which enabled academic research institutions, federal laboratories, and small companies to own inventions made with federal funding so they can be developed into useful products. The law is a linchpin of our innovation system which […]

March 25th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Private sector technology and innovation have made real differences in terms of helping entrepreneurs start up new businesses during the pandemic. That’s right. To use the political vernacular of the day, “Big Tech” has been important to startup entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, big government, which has had “Big Tech” in its regulatory […]

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