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Downes in WaPo: Why Silicon Valley Giants are Supporting Samsung in its Patent Fight with Apple

July 22 – The Washington Post Innovations section has released Larry Downes’ latest piece, “Why Silicon Valley Giants are supporting Samsung in its patent fight with Apple.” Focusing on the latest skirmish in Apple’s long-running patent war with Android, Downes unpacks the significance of a “total profit rule” claim and highlights the risk to innovation.

Downes in WaPo: China’s Stock Market is Falling, but its Innovators are Still Rising Fast

July 15 – The Washington Post Innovations section has released Larry Downes’ latest piece, China’s Stock Market is Falling but its Innovators are Still Rising. Reflecting on his recent trip to China with Big Bang Disruption coauthor Paul Nunes, Downes asserts that the country’s commitment to innovation within China’s growing class of entrepreneurs is genuine.  

Policy scholar Shapiro’s new paper on regulation and investment

The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is pleased to announce a new policy paper by Senior Policy Scholar Robert Shapiro and co-author Kevin A. Hassett, Regulation and Investment: A Note on Policy Evaluation under Uncertainty, With an Application to FCC Title II Regulation of the Internet. The paper explores the challenges inherent in […]

Ukhaneva’s research cited in Wall Street Journal article on FCC’s Lifeline Program

On July 10th, Post Doctoral Fellow Olga Ukhaneva‘s research was cited in a Wall Street Journal Review and Opinion piece entitled “Who Needs an ObamaPhone?” The Wall Street Journal is a subscription only new service. Olga Ukhaneva’s 2013 publication entitled “Universal Service in a Wireless World” can be found here.    

Downes for CNET: What would ‘real’ patent reform look like?

July 6 – CNET has released Larry Downes’ “What would ‘real’ patent reform look like?” The piece examines both legal and congressional attempts at patent reform in recent years, focusing ultimately on current congressional possibilities for reform.

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