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Technology & IP

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 […]

March 1st, 2022 by

In an interview with Inc.’s Kevin Ryan, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan discussed the opportunity that powerful 5G technology will bring to small businesses and entrepreneurs and how it will benefit their competitiveness by strengthening the customer and employee experiences. Kerrigan said: “5G is going to offer amazing opportunities for customers to experience and interact […]

February 4th, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is being tasked with a big responsibility – overseeing the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) as it relates to the broadband piece of the big package. This is a $48 billion dollar effort – funded with taxpayer dollars, of course […]

February 2nd, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER   by Raymond J. Keating – Members of Congress just keep coming up with pieces of legislation that are detached from the realities of economics, competition and consumer choice in the market, and small business. Indeed, legislation from U.S. Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) […]

January 26th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER Committee advances S. 2992 after most Senators express significant concerns about the bill. by Raymond J. Keating – When it comes to the international marketplace, the usual policy problem is to get politicians to refrain from providing special protections or subsidies to domestic businesses via trade protectionism. Of course, tariffs and other […]

January 24th, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – So, 2022 is supposed to be a big year for 5G! Well, we’ll see. The airlines and regulators were supposed to be working out their late-in-the-game concerns with wireless providers on spectrum use, but on January 17 the airlines fired off yet another missive to the Biden Administration warning of “catastrophic […]

January 6th, 2022 by

In a January 6, Real Clear Markets Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan outlines big problems at the International Trade Commission (ITC) and points to bipartisan legislation that can help get the agency back to its mission of protecting U.S. industry from unfair foreign competition. As she writes in her piece: “Patent trolls […]

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