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 […]
The full letter to the United States House of Representatives can be viewed here.
This piece was authored by Steve Pociask and is available at the Huffington Post.
Once again, the American public seems to have a better grasp on macroeconomics than does our legislature. American citizens by and large believe that piracy and counterfeiting kill jobs and damage the economy. The recent release of The Property Rights Alliance annual “International Property Rights Index” marked a subtle upswing in the United States’ approach […]
Apple’s iPhone 5 has become available to the public for presale. This may seem like a non-event to some, but it’s important to note what Apple, with the introduction of the iPod and iPhone, created and have nurtured. The iPhone is a technological marvel—really, the first of its kind smartphone that has spawned an entire […]
Recently, the House’s Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on privacy and the new regulations and guidelines being proposed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), including the Obama administrations desire for a Privacy Bill of Rights. At the heart of the hearing was whether the […]