Op-Eds, Blogs & Commentary

May 3, 2022
Brazil’s innovative use of electronic invoices (EIs) to provide granular, monthly analysis of domestic economic and foreign trade activity provides a case study for how countries need to put in place the legal and administrative framework, plus the skills, to allow this type of data sharing and analysis. However, analysis of EIs to show domestic production and imports of critical COVID-19 products, and as part of negotiations at the World Trade Organization, show the value of building this data collection and analysis capability.
May 2, 2022
President Biden’s proposed budget provides significant increases for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division.
May 2, 2022
The best way to regulate competition and enforce antitrust to prevent anticompetitive conduct remains the judicial process: Judge-made law better preserves adherence to the rule of reason, efficiency considerations, and, more generally, to the rule of law, which provides greater legal certainty. In other words, the enforcement of antitrust laws ought to remain predominantly dynamic, using the evolutionary process of the court system.
May 2, 2022
The American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA), which was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January, ignores Amazon’s own interest in preserving the vitality of its third-party seller ecosystem.
May 2, 2022
The German Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft produces investment effects of €15.2 billion, creating 437,000 jobs; it increases government revenue by €14 billion; and the jobs created center in the motor vehicle, computer and electronics, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.
April 28, 2022
While scrutiny of metaverse platforms is essential to ensure a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment, policymakers should be cautious of rushing to regulate the metaverse, such as by eroding intermediary liability protections or restricting the use of “algorithms” because allowing platforms the freedom to experiment and innovate will best position them to address new challenges.
April 28, 2022
It is a mistake to think that the Internet needs to be governed by one set of laws. Just as nations have different laws in the offline world, they should have different laws in the online world depending on their values, institutions, and legal traditions.
April 22, 2022
The federal government has learned a lot since the HealthCare.gov episode in 2013. By looping in the right stakeholders in the planning stage, the COVIDtests.gov product team was able to work collaboratively to come up with the best approach.
April 22, 2022
Although skeptics call IP an “elite concern,” recent reports from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), and the European Patent Office (EPO) show the positive impact IP has on small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), overall employment, and regional and global economies.
April 21, 2022
If Congress wants to advance the U.S. economy in its toe-to-toe competition with China, then lawmakers need to pass legislation prohibiting cities, states, and the federal government from providing any funding to Chinese companies investing in the United States.

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