Op-Eds, Blogs & Commentary

May 2, 2022
The German Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft produces investment effects of €15.2 billion, creating 437,000 jobs; it increases government revenue by €14 billion; and the jobs created center in the motor vehicle, computer and electronics, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.
April 28, 2022
While scrutiny of metaverse platforms is essential to ensure a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment, policymakers should be cautious of rushing to regulate the metaverse, such as by eroding intermediary liability protections or restricting the use of “algorithms” because allowing platforms the freedom to experiment and innovate will best position them to address new challenges.
April 28, 2022
It is a mistake to think that the Internet needs to be governed by one set of laws. Just as nations have different laws in the offline world, they should have different laws in the online world depending on their values, institutions, and legal traditions.
April 22, 2022
The federal government has learned a lot since the HealthCare.gov episode in 2013. By looping in the right stakeholders in the planning stage, the COVIDtests.gov product team was able to work collaboratively to come up with the best approach.
April 22, 2022
Although skeptics call IP an “elite concern,” recent reports from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), and the European Patent Office (EPO) show the positive impact IP has on small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), overall employment, and regional and global economies.
April 21, 2022
If Congress wants to advance the U.S. economy in its toe-to-toe competition with China, then lawmakers need to pass legislation prohibiting cities, states, and the federal government from providing any funding to Chinese companies investing in the United States.
April 21, 2022
The United States and Korea could align collaborative international development aid/assistance, development finance support, and export credit initiatives to encourage nations to select digital technologies, solutions, and platforms from vendors in like-minded nations.
April 18, 2022
Protecting American innovation is especially critical in an environment in which the military increasingly depends on dual-use technologies such as the memory products at issue in this transaction. We should not allow China to weaponize antitrust for theft of American intellectual property.
April 18, 2022
The U.S. Department of Energy’s new Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations is a tremendous step forward for innovation and must become a permanent fixture in the federal structure. DOE needs time right now to build up the new office systematically, and over the next few years its funding must grow rapidly, so that it can drive a steady stream of innovations ready to be scaled up nationally and globally.
April 18, 2022
U.S. labor law doesn’t yet know what to do with people who make all or part of their living on gig-enabling Internet platforms like Uber or TaskRabbit.

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