Tom Giovanetti is president of the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI), a public policy research organization based in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining IPI in 1992, Mr. Giovanetti was the director of product development for a small manufacturing company in Dallas, where he designed several patented products and gained real-world experience in how taxes and regulations affect small business.
Since joining IPI, Mr. Giovanetti has published numerous opinion/editorials and policy studies on a wide variety of topics including tax reform, intellectual property, Social Security personal accounts, telecom reform, Internet governance, education reform, the broadband revolution, and out-of-control government spending. In addition being published in leading papers including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Investor's Business Daily and The Dallas Morning News, he has also appeared on a host of radio and television programs.
Mr. Giovanetti represents IPI at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), where IPI is an accredited NGO. He has delivered a number of interventions during WIPO conferences on behalf of intellectual property protection. IPI was also accredited as an observer organization with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), where he argued against UN involvement with Internet governance, and with the UN's Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Mr. Giovanetti also participated during meetings of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Interngovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property.
In addition to his writing projects and leadership duties at IPI, Mr. Giovanetti also testifies before state and federal legislative committees on a variety of topics.
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Transforming Everything--Even How We Watch Football Games
The communications revolution is changing everything—including how guys watch football games. Even monitoring their blood pressure if their team lets them down.
The Wendy Davis Store: Open for Business
Wendy Davis has thrown her hat into the gubernatorial ring. IPI's Tom Giovanetti predicts that the Democratic darling will lose — but Republicans might get bloodied in the battle as well, unless Abbott beats her handily. If Davis loses by anything less than 10 percent, Democrats will be able to spin it as a victory of sorts, Giovanetti says — and they’ll be right.
Fracking Isn't the Threat to Green Energy Innovation
The greatest threat to green energy innovation is not new energy resources, but rather disregard (such as India’s) of the rights of innovators through the international IP system.
Carbon Taxes: Wrong Solution to the Wrong Problem
For the United States to place a punitive tax on carbon would be like Brazil putting a punitive tax on beaches.
NSA Mass Surveillance Harming the Free Flow of Data
Congress must rein in the NSA’s mass surveillance program not only to protect the privacy and freedom of American citizens, but to maintain America’s moral and economic leadership in the global digital economy.
Abbott's Opposition to Airline Merger Baffles Conservatives
Greg Abbott has managed what no one expected: He’s got conservatives bristling. The Texas attorney general has joined with Eric Holder in opposing the merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways.
Free Market Policy Can Help Deal Work
There's a reason why conservatives believe in letting markets rather than governing elites determine outcomes. That's why it was disappointing to see Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott join the Obama administration in opposing the nearly concluded merger between American Airlines and US Airways.
Why Are Companies Hoarding Cash?
There’s an enormous supply of cash that could be put to work in the economy. It dwarfs the size of any stimulus plan fantasized about by the wildest of Keynesian cheerleaders. But this administration just doesn’t get it.
Throwing Away the World's Biggest Economic Opportunity
So long as India blatantly disregards the intellectual property of its trading partners as part of its economic strategy, India will continue to throw away the world’s biggest economic opportunity.
Gale Force Opposition to Progress
Insisting that Fire Island’s storm-damaged copper network be replaced with the same old outdated technology is a step backward rather than forward.
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