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What’s the Outlook for Semiconductor Industry Priorities in the New Congress?

Posted by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs on Jan 5, 2015 10:30:00 AM

As we prepare for the official start of the 114th Congress on Jan. 6, it’s a good time to assess the election results and the landscape for semiconductor industry priorities in the new Congress.

The most notable change in Washington from the 2014 elections is that Republicans gained the majority in the U.S. Senate for the first time since 2007. Republicans also expanded their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, meaning Congress is now more solidly Republican than it has been at any time during the Obama presidency.

Given these changes, here’s the outlook for several of the industry’s top policy priorities in the 114th Congress:

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Topics: immigration, IP, tax, trade, research, patent reform, intellectual property, patents

SIA Commends Introduction of Legislation to Reduce Abusive Patent Litigation

Posted by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs on Oct 28, 2013 1:00:00 PM

In a statement released today, SIA commended House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) for his leadership in introducing the “Innovation Act” (H.R. 3309), legislation to reduce abusive patent litigation:

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Topics: semiconductor, patent reform, semiconductors, patents

Reducing Patent Abuse Would Spur Semiconductor Innovation

Posted by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs on Jul 31, 2013 8:00:00 PM

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Topics: patent, patent reform, patents

Advancing Innovation Through an Improved Patent System: SIA Statement on Abusive Patent Litigation

Posted by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs on May 13, 2013 8:00:00 PM

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Topics: patent, Judiciary, innovation, patent reform, Abusive Litigation, patents