The following is a statement from ACI Director, Krisztina Pusok, regarding the intent to introduce the American Innovation and Choice Online Act led by Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Grassley (R-IA): “Congress should be prudent of any proposals that inadvertently undermine consumer welfare, including the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. Failing to recognize this […]
Many lawmakers seem eager to rein in the power of big tech and there seems to be a wide-spread agreement across the political aisle that something needs to be done. Among the proposed remedies is to restrict mergers and acquisitions. In this episode, Jeff Farrah, General Counsel at the National Venture Capital Association, is sharing […]
On June 14, ACI’s director, Dr. Krisztina Pusok, participated in a panel discussion during the 2021 Free Market Road Show conference hosted by the Austrian Economics Center and Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. During the panel, Dr. Pusok shared her high level policy perspective about the role of Intellectual Property (IP) protections and how government regulations shape […]
Today, dozens of think tank organizations sent a letter to Congress in opposition to H.R. 3 — proposed legislation that would impose price controls on medical drugs and American innovation. The letter is available online.
In May 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a warning notifying that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic. The Bureau then urged the owners of several brands of routers to turn them off and on again, and […]
In mobile wireless and Internet markets, consumers deserve the final say on which constructive innovations, new product features and infrastructure should survive. In those markets, consumers notice the rapid pace of change and while they may not use every innovation that comes along, they welcome the steady stream of appealing changes and increased value from […]
This piece, written by ACI president Steve Pociask, discusses the best way to get broadband services to be faster, cheaper, better and more innovative. He writes: “If you want broadband providers to put on the gas, regulators need to get their foot off the brake.” His piece explains why and can be read in Real Clear Policy.
A piece — written by Steve Pociask of ACI in today’s Hill Congressional Blog — discusses how some patent pools are increasing the price consumers pay for electronic goods. To read the full piece visit — http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/199591-a-patented-consumer-rip-off.
ACI joins a coalition to write a letter to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley. The letter calls for patent reform and can be read HERE.
Patent reform is a topic we often writeabout at ACI, and 2013 turned out to be a good start for patent reform—but there’s much left to be done in 2014. This past year first saw a strong reaction from the tech community to put an end to patent trolls, banding together to send letters to […]