Restricting Mergers and Acquisitions: An Outlook on the Start-up Ecosystem and Innovation

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 […]

Innovation and Role of IP protections: A Panel Discussion at the Free Market Road Show

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 […]

Study: Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns with Distributed Tech without Impeding Innovation

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 […]

Negative Impact of Regulations on Innovation

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 […]

ACI in Real Clear Policy: Regulators — Take Your Foot Off The Brake

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.

The Hill Congressional Blog: ACI on Problems with Patent Pools

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.