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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 Watchdog.org, he is currently a Robert Novak Journalism Program Fellow and previously served as Watchdog.org's national technology reporter and the Daily Caller's tech editor.

Ayotte: Patent protection fundamental to small business economy

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

Official Senate portrait; in the public domain.

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

Mossoff Teaching - 2014 (high res)

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

A drone displayed at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Photo credit: Josh Peterson

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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Internet access tax ban could save Ohioans $63 million annually

By   /  December 16, 2015  /  News, Ohio, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

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“I don’t anticipate that there would be much call in Ohio for a tax increase to cover that kind of loss especially since the state would have more than four years to prepare for the impact,” said Gudmundson.

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Internet tax ban could offer relief for Hawaii businesses

By   /  December 14, 2015  /  Hawaii, News, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

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Favored by telcos and free market groups as a pro-consumer move, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA), would solidify a temporary moratorium already in place in many states across the nation since 1998.

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