Issues


May 25, 2007
ITIF comments on FCC’s proposed revisions to its broadband data collection. It makes suggestions for improving existing methods of data collection, and proposes a user-generated mapping model to generate local broadband data.

May 22, 2007
Focuses on three areas of reform: patent delay, patent quality and the reasons why the PTO issues too many questionable patents, and the dramatic increase in patent litigation and awards.

May 10, 2007
ITIF describes the current copyright system and the problems with the recent the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) ruling.

April 24, 2007
ITIF Broadband Rankings benchmark broadband penetration, price and speed in OECD countries.

April 4, 2007
Takashi Ebihara spoke at an ITIF Policy Forum about the Japanese “Broadband Miracle.” Mr. Ebihara is a Senior Director of the Corporate Strategy Department at NTT East Corporation, the largest local telecommunications provider in Japan.

April 2, 2007
ITIF outlines several steps Congress should take to strengthen the credit.

March 26, 2007
On Monday, March 26, 2007, New York Law School Professor Beth Noveck, Marc Williams, Governmental Programs Executive, IBM and Kaz Kazenske, Senior Director, Microsoft, spoke at an ITIF Policy Forum on the Peer to Patent Project and Patent Reform.

March 20, 2007
American competitiveness in the innovation-driven global economy has become a subject of intense concern, with many pointing to the shortage of well-trained American scientists, technicians, engineers, and mathematicians (STEM). Amid the proliferation of policy proposals to address the problem, however, one critical component has been largely overlooked: the role of specialty math and science high schools. In a new report, ITIF argues that such schools graduate deeply knowledgeable and passionate students of science and math who are more likely to pursue these fields in college and beyond. As a result, funding the expansion of specialty science and math schools must be an important part of any solution to the STEM challenge. The report recommends taking steps to triple enrollment in math and science high schools to reach 140,000 by 2012.

March 13, 2007
This report examines the impact of IT in five key areas: 1) productivity; 2) employment; 3) more efficient markets; 4) higher quality goods and services; and 5) innovation and new products and services.