NSBA-Supported SBIR Bill Introduced

March 8, 2011

The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship is scheduled on March 10 to markup the recently introduced SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 (S. 493). NSBA strongly supports the legislation and urges the Senate to quickly adopt it. Please click here to read NSBA’s letter of support. The bill reauthorizes the highly-successful...


Congress Temporarily Extends SBIR… Again

February 1, 2011

The U.S. Congress recently passed yet another short-term reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Marking the 10th short-term reauthorization approved by Congress since 2008, the bill extends the program through May 31, 2011. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the bill, by voice vote, on Jan. 25,...


Patent Reform Legislation to be Introduced

January 25, 2011

With the bloom still on the 112th Congress, a trio of senators is expected to reintroduce patent reform legislation which, on balance, is inimical to the interests of America’s innovative small firms and independent inventors. This will be the fourth consecutive Congress in which comprehensive patent reform legislation has been considered....