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Josh Peterson is a writer and award-winning reporter focusing on technology, politics, culture, and national security. His current areas of interest include Internet governance, intellectual property, civil liberties, space, minority issues, climate and the environment, surveillance, cybersecurity, energy, and artificial intelligence. A contributor to, he is currently a Robert Novak Journalism Program Fellow and previously served as's national technology reporter and the Daily Caller's tech editor.

Study: Intellectual property rights add value to economy

By   /  October 4, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Do intellectual property rights such as patents, copyrights and trademarks promote or hinder economic growth? A review of the data continues to suggest that strong intellectual property law is helpful to a country’s economy. Eighty-one IP-intensive industries are significant creators and drivers of value to the nation and the global economy, according to a new […]

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A decade of court decisions has shaken the basis of patent law

By   /  August 22, 2016  /  Federal Government, Judiciary, Technology  /  No Comments

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Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court made it easier for patent holders to seek larger damage awards when their patents are infringed. For patent watchers, however, the high court’s ruling was only just the latest in a particularly active decade of major patent litigation. Beginning in 2006, the Supreme Court ruled that holders who […]

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Ayotte: Patent protection fundamental to small business economy

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  New Hampshire, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte has been a consistent defender of intellectual property rights since her election to the Senate in 2010. Ayotte has appeared and worked with a wide range of small-business and inventors’ groups, including the Intellectual Property Owners Association, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), the New Hampshire High […]

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Corporations push for ‘trade secrets’ protection while trying to weaken patents

By   /  June 17, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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WASHINGTON – Lawmakers might believe recent changes to the patent system were done in the name of protecting the individual inventor, but critics argue that the field has actually been tilted in favor of large multinational corporations. That was the message from patent holders, venture capitalists, academia, the biotechnology industry and patent attorneys who met June 10 at […]

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How a tech geek became one of the nation’s leading IP experts

By   /  June 7, 2016  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Ask a friend, a student, or even a colleague about Adam Mossoff, and they might tell you about his appreciation for motorcycles, his collection of Supreme Court bobblehead dolls, or even his love for the original Star Wars Trilogy. He even admits that up until a few months ago, his two children were unaware of […]

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Amid lawsuits and confusion, FAA touts drone database as success

By   /  January 14, 2016  /  News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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The Federal Aviation Administration has boldly declared its drone registry a success, even as hobbyists caught up in the new regulations complain that the agency broke the law to create an overly broad federal database. Speaking to the press during the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta defended the […]

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