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Zach Carter

Noam Chomsky: Obama Trade Deal A 'Neoliberal Assault' To Further Corporate 'Domination'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is an "assault," on working people intended to further corporate "domination," accordi...

Are You in a Verizon or AT&T Shut Off Zone? Will You be One of the Disconnected?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

This is the best case as AT&T may never expand past their current footprint with U-Verse and this quote is about services that may be available 3 years from now -- in 2016.

Using Data to Fight Counterfeiting

Travis Korte | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology
Travis Korte

From the federal government's data-driven policing efforts to private sector initiatives to secure the supply chain, data has the potential to emerge as a powerful new tool in the fight against counterfeit goods.

Putting Intellectual Property to Good Use

Irene Khan | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Irene Khan

India's case is proof that the intellectual property regime, when properly applied, can work for the poor as well as the rich. The decision by the country's Supreme Court has created a giant legal footprint for others to follow.

IP Transition Requires Smart, Fact-Based Strategy to Boost Broadband Opportunity

David Honig | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
David Honig

Nobody should be left behind; nobody should lose voice service; and every American, including people of color, should experience the opportunities that are possible in the all-IP world we are entering now.

We Don't Need Six Strikes

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology
John Tarnoff

Last month, audiovisual content rights holders announced the new Copyright Alert System, a.k.a. "Six Strikes" that they and ISPs have put in place to discourage peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted files. Good luck!

Cybertheft Threat Underscores Crucial Need to Protect American Intellectual Property

Chris Dodd | Posted 02.21.2013 | Technology
Chris Dodd

Front-page news this week that Chinese cyber hacking may have been sanctioned by the Chinese military has once again drawn significant attention to the critical need for the United States to step up the protection of its intellectual property.

Zach Carter

Obama Pushes Controversial Trade Deals

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to urge the United States to pass two key trade agreements, inc...

Zach Carter

Fed Economists Urge Radical Policy To Ditch Key Obama Reform, Patents

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Two economists at the St. Louis Federal Reserve published a paper arguing to abolish the American patent system, saying there's "no evidence" patents ...

An IPR Strategy to Keep India's Innovative Economy Moving Forward

Robert Holleyman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

India has made recent strides without having a strategic vision for developing and protecting intellectual property. That is, until recently.

Start-Ups Fight The Trolls

Reuters | Sarah McBride | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The patent wars that have embroiled many of the world's technology giants in recent years ar...

New Intellectual Property Exchange Streamlines Patent Trading

Robert F. Brands | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business
Robert F. Brands

IPXI revolutionizes the way patents are licensed and traded by allowing companies to buy and sell patent rights as units.

Zach Carter

Obama's Trade Position Panned By U.N. For Protecting High Drug Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two major United Nations organizations warned world leaders on Thursday to avoid restrictive free trade agreements that may threaten pub...

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Softens 'Shameful' Fight Against Cheap Drugs For Poor Countries

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A change of heart from the Obama administration may pave the way to a groundbreaking global deal to provide lifesaving medications to de...

Zach Carter

Issa Leaks Secret Document To Pressure Obama On Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has taken the unprecedented step of leaking a secret U.S. trade document, in ...

Don't Break the Internet

Mark Lemley | Posted 02.20.2012 | Technology
Mark Lemley

Copyright and trademark infringement on the Internet is a very real problem, and IP owners need tools to deal with that problem. But the power to break the Internet shouldn't be among them.

Sure SOPA Will Add Jobs... for Trial Lawyers, Government Bureaucrats, Pornographers

Edward J. Black | Posted 01.16.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Move over Obama. A bipartisan group of lawmakers has come up with their own jobs plan by way of oppressive Internet regulations that would create thousands of new, high paying jobs for attorneys as well as government workers and Internet censors.

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian UNESCO Bid Sets Up Clash Between Hollywood And Israel Lobbies

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pro-Israel interests on Capitol Hill may be about to run afoul of the nearly equally powerful lobbyists of Hollywood and Silicon Valley,...

Zach Carter

Patent Reform Refuses To Die, Congress Keeps Cashing In

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The patent reform bill cleared a filibuster on Tuesday by a vote of 93 to 5. WASHINGTON -- The seemingly endless congressional circus known...

Zach Carter

THE SPOILSMEN COMETH: How Congress Corrupted Patent Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After months of dead-end negotiations over raising the federal debt ceiling, President Barack Obama walked into the East Room of the Whi...

Homeland Security Seizing Internet Domains In Piracy Crackdown

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In what appears to be the latest phase of a far-reaching federal crackdown on online piracy of music and movies, the Web addresses of a number of site...

Cashing in on IP

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Smart organizations are realizing that IP exploitation is an enabler. It empowers companies to transform often idle holdings into a significant source of income generation.

Redefining Innovation's True Reward: Amassing Intellectual Property and Value Creation

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert F. Brands

What is the ultimate goal of process-driven innovation? Open a bottle of Coca-Cola, and read its performance reports to get a true taste of the answer.

The Academy and Fashion -- An Unlikely Pair Teaches Us About Innovation

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

In the rush to protect our ideas we often overlook the fact that the value of some ideas are most fully realized when they are shared, not kept secret.

Going to Davos to Redesign the Planet

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Fruchterman

My proposal is that the world's knowledge should work for all of humanity. The challenge is to maintain the balance between commercial exploitation of creativity and society's interests.