The GOP wants the Silicon Valley’s love. And by love we mean the millions of donation dollars that currently go mostly to Democrats. And sadly, it appears some Republicans will go to nearly any length to curry some of that coin.
Including giving up core conservative principles. Currently on the Win Your Love sacrificial altar – private property rights.
Behold Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)’s latest love missive to their Valley Girl. Published in the Valley’s Tiger Beat – Wired.
It’s Time to Kill Patent Trolls for Good
Since 2011, Overstock.com, from my home state of Utah, has been targeted by 28 so-called patent“trolls,” seeking to enforce vague patents.
Patents are private property – and deserve all the protections a personal parcel of land does.
He Likes Her a Little Too Much
If a patent is vague, that is the fault of the U.S. government – the Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) – for approving it. Once the USPTO approves, though, that patent is...
The Barack Obama Administration’s Thursday Internet uber-power grab is awful for just about every American. It will lead to dramatically more expensive Web access – because of both raised service costs and huge new taxes.
And we will see a spiraling, regressive devolution of speed. It will be a return to the spinning wheel of Web-waiting death. When government regulation increases – private investment decreases. When investment goes – forward progress goes with...
Last week House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte reintroduced the Innovation Act, a patent-reform measure that passed the House in the previous Congress 325-91 and is supported by a diverse swath of American industry, including Google, the National Retail Federation, Microsoft, and the Application Developers Alliance.
The bill mirrors the 2013 version word for word and, according to Goodlatte and his bipartisan group of co-sponsors – Reps. Anna Eshoo, Darrell Issa, Peter DeFazio and Jerry...
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