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Election Analysis: Capital, Contracting, Patents and Cybersecurity

Election Analysis: Capital, Contracting, Patents and Cybersecurity

The Republican take-over of the Senate could have lasting effects on issues including access to capital, federal contracting reform, patents and cybersecurity.

NSBA Remembers Small Biz Champion Roland Tibbetts

NSBA and the Small Business Technology Council—the high tech arm of NSBA—honor the legacy of Roland Tibbetts, who passed away last week.

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My Experience with Nextiva’s Business Phone System

Small-business owner and author Mike Michalowicz details how switching from traditional phone service to VoIP provider Nextiva helped his business bottom line and could help yours.

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House Committee Examines SBIR Program

Last week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing, “Oversight of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs – Part II” to examine how the SBIR and STTR programs are working.

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House Subcommittee Hearing on Patent Demand Letters

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing tomorrow to examine the issue of fraudulent patent demand letters.

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Senate Judiciary Expected to Mark Up Patent Reform Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to mark up the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act, which includes a number of provisions of interest and concern to NSBA, including bad faith demand letters, fee shifting and heightened pleading standards.

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Patent Reform Garners Attention in Senate, White House

Patent reform has been front-and-center with NSBA urging the Senate to move cautiously on patent legislation, and the White House holding a targeted meeting to discuss the U.S. patenting process.

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State of the Union: What it Means for Small Biz

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address which held good and bad implications for America’s small businesses, but was light on details and specifics.

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Senate Committee Examines Patent Litigation Reform

Following House passage of the NSBA-opposed Innovation Act, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing this week on patent litigation reform where the need for balance in any bill moving forward was raised.

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House Passes Patent Litigation Reform

Last week, the House passed the NSBA-opposed Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) 325-91, a disturbingly high margin for a bill that could undercut U.S. innovation and the real impact of which is not widely understood on Capitol Hill.

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