NSBA Opposes Patent Bill

May 4, 2016

Yesterday, NSBA sent a letter urging Senate opposition to the VENUE Act, which is based off of portions of the NSBA-opposed Innovation Act (H.R. 9).

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NSBA Supports SBIR/STTR Bill

April 27, 2016

Earlier this week, NSBA registered suppport for a permanent reauthorization bill for the SBIR/STTR programs, introduced by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) David Vitter (R-La.).

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NSBA Testifies on Cybersecurity

April 20, 2016

NSBA Board Member Rick Snow, owner of Maine Indoor Karting located in Scarborough, Maine, testified today before the House Small Business Committee on cybersecurity.

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SBIR Reauth Introduced in Senate

April 20, 2016

Last week, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), joined by David Vitter (R-La.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.). introduced legislation to permanently reauthorize the SBIR and STTR programs.

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House Committee OKs Trade Secrets Bill

April 20, 2016

Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved the NSBA-supported Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 which would create a federal right of action for trade secrets misappropriation.

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OMB Releases Cybersecurity Report

April 6, 2016

OMB recently published its annual cybersecurity report which showed that, between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sep. 30, 2015, government agencies reported 77,000 cybersecurity incidents.

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Patent Litigation Report Released

April 6, 2016

The White House Council of Economic Advisors recently released a report on patent litigation which summarizes a number of developments and trends in the U.S. patent environment.

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