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November 28, 2022

Companies in the US, Germany, and China Filed the Most Madrid System International Trademark Applications Last Year

The United States, Germany, and China are the three countries that used the Madrid System the most last year, which allows firms to receive trademark protection in 128 countries with only one application and set of fees, thereby making it easier to receive international protection for intellectual property.

November 21, 2022

Fact of the Week: 35 Percent of US Inventors Are Foreign-Born, Per a Recent CES Paper

A recent paper published by the Center for Economic Studies finds that just under 35 percent of inventors (those granted patents) in the U.S. in 2016 were born abroad.

November 21, 2022

FTX’s Implosion Should Spur Policymakers to Get Serious About Regulating Crypto Exchanges… But Not Rush It

It will likely be months (at least) before a full accounting shows whether the ultimate causes of FTX’s downfall were simply abysmal corporate governance or outright fraud. But regardless of the cause, the result shows why policymakers should get serious about regulating crypto exchanges.

November 16, 2022

The U.S. Visa Process Is a Disservice to Our Indian Allies

India is one of the United States’ most critical allies—supporting not only the American economy through high-skilled immigration, students, tourism, and trade but also efforts to protect global democracy. Indians seeking opportunity in America deserve better treatment, and it’s time for the State Department to modernize visa processing.

November 14, 2022

Low-Carbon Process Technologies: Key Pieces of the Net-Zero Future

As the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations seeks to accelerate the deployment of low-carbon technologies, it’s vital that process technology innovation be a significant portion of the portfolio.

November 14, 2022

Fact of the Week: Public Energy RD&D Budgets for IEA Members Increased 5% to $23.6 Billion in 2021

The combined budgets for public energy research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) for International Energy Agency (IEA) member countries increased to $23.6 billion in 2021.

November 7, 2022

Fact of the Week: 58 Percent of Households Without Internet Cite Lack of Need or Interest As the Reason Why

A recent study conducted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration found that of the 24 million homes without an internet connection, 58 percent cited a lack of need or interest as the primary reason.

November 4, 2022

Policymakers Should Not Fall for Musk’s “Town Square” Fallacy

For some, Twitter is serious business; for others, the platform is pure entertainment. But in any case, it is not a town square, and policymakers should not try to regulate it as one.

October 31, 2022

Fact of the Week: Fintech Competition Induces Commercial Banks to Invest More in ICT

After state regulators approved the operations of fintech company LendingClub, commercial banks in those states increased their investments in information and communication technologies by 7 percent, and large banks increased their spending by 11 percent.

October 24, 2022

Using Country-of-Origin as a Litmus Test for Drone Security Is Bad Policy

While intended to protect national security, the updated American Security Drone Act would still do little to bolster drone security and would limit government agencies from using some of the best-in-class drones.

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