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August 15, 2022

To Decarbonize Federal Operations, White House Must Tackle Perverse Budget and Procurement Rules, and Focus on Areas Clean Energy Aligns With Agency Missions, New Report Concludes

To successfully leverage the federal government’s buying power to spur the market for clean energy technologies, the administration needs a plan that aligns investments with agency missions, provides adequate funding, and fixes perverse budget and procurement rules.

August 12, 2022

ITIF Applauds D.C. Circuit Court’s Decision to Uphold FCC’s Order on the Reallocation of the 5.9 GHz Band

The FCC's decision to reallocate part of the 5.9 GHz band to support unlicensed uses, like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, was not only legal, but it was also good policy.

August 9, 2022

Reconciliation Bill Detrimental for U.S. Life-sciences innovation, Says ITIF

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 incorporates unnecessary and unwarranted drug price controls that will harm America’s life-sciences innovation industry and deter biomedical innovation.

August 9, 2022

ITIF Applauds Enactment of the CHIPS-Plus Act

With a rising China and increased competition abroad, policymakers must not become complacent and must keep U.S. competitiveness a priority.

August 8, 2022

Enacting a “Light-Touch” US Data Privacy Law Instead of Copying Europe Could Protect Consumers and Save $116 Billion, ITIF Finds

Passing legislation tailored to address specific privacy-related harms would be effective in protecting consumers while costing 95 percent less than a GDPR-style law. ITIF specifically recommends preempting state laws, distinguishing between sensitive and nonsensitive personal data, and rejecting a private right of action.

August 5, 2022

ITIF Applauds U.S. Court of Appeals Decision to Affirm USTPO’s “Inventor” Definition

Most experts have no idea if AI sentience is even possible. Thus, by no stretch of the imagination should AI systems be legally identified as a natural person.

July 28, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act Spurs U.S. Leadership in Climate Innovation, Says ITIF

The Inflation Reduction Act will accelerate adoption of innovative new climate technologies that have been introduced in the market but not yet been widely adopted.

July 25, 2022

“CHIPS Plus Science” Act Is a Welcome First Step—But Only the Beginning, Not the End of a Competitiveness Agenda, Says ITIF

The United States cannot afford to take a lackadaisical approach to global competition and must continue to promote innovation semiconductors and a host of other strategically important industries.

July 25, 2022

New ITIF Report Warns U.S. Policymakers Not to Repeat Japan’s Mistakes on Drug Prices and Other Biopharmaceutical Policies

Japan’s experience serves as a cautionary real-world warning for U.S. policymakers who are contemplating similarly aggressive drug price controls. The innovative potential of America’s life sciences industry is at stake.

July 25, 2022

The Senate Should Focus on Passing Comprehensive Privacy Legislation, Says ITIF

The two bills that the Senate advanced today distract attention from the goal of passing a comprehensive federal privacy law by putting the focus on children’s privacy.

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