Julie A. Hedlund

Julie A. Hedlund
Former Senior Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Julie Hedlund was a Senior Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).  She has advised IT companies and regulators concerning telecommunications and Internet policy and teaches a popular course for private and public sector officials from developing countries on Internet Regulatory and Trade Policy at the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute in Washington, DC.

Recent Publications

May 1, 2008

Based on the findings from other nations, the report proposes 11 policy recommendations to spur both deployment of more ubiquitous and faster networks and adoption of broadband by consumers.

November 7, 2007

A report on proposed legislation to overhaul the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and on proposals to deny immunity to telecommunications carriers that complied with the federal government's surveillance program post 9/11.

June 21, 2007

Many nations use a host of unfair and protectionist policies to systematically disadvantage foreign, including U.S., technology companies in global competition. A new report documents the myriad of unfair trade practices and outlines specific steps Congress and the Administration can take to combat this new wave of technology protectionism.

May 22, 2007

Focuses on three areas of reform: patent delay, patent quality and the reasons why the PTO issues too many questionable patents, and the dramatic increase in patent litigation and awards.