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Tom Giovanetti


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 a freelance policy writer and 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.

Mr. Giovanetti writes for IPI and for other publications on a wide variety of policy topics including tax reform, intellectual property, Social Security personal accounts, communications policy, Internet governance, education reform, the broadband revolution, and out-of-control government spending.  In addition to being published in leading papers including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Investor's Business Daily and The Dallas Morning News, he also appears regularly on a number of radio and television programs.

Mr. Giovanetti represents IPI many national and international organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), where IPI is an accredited NGO. 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) Intergovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property, and represents IPI as a stakeholder during trade agreement negotiations such as the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

In addition to his writing and speaking, Mr. Giovanetti also testifies before state and federal legislative committees on a variety of topics, and is primarily responsible for fundraising and development for the Institute for Policy Innovation.

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May 4, 2016

Why Did You Vote for Donald Trump?

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

A speculative dialog with a typical Trump voter.

April 20, 2016

New Xfinity TV App Demonstrates Irrelevance of FCC's "AllVid" Rulemaking

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

While the video industry innovates through apps, the FCC races to regulate the set-top box.

February 25, 2016

The TPP, Conspiracy Theories and Click-Bait

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Correcting EFF's latest conspiracy theory about the TPP.

February 24, 2016

Exceptions & Limitations Harm the Creation of Culture in Developing Countries

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Meet the International Authors Forum.

February 18, 2016

Video Available for Right on Crime/IPI's Civil Asset Forfeiture Briefing

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

The video is now available from IPI's recent civil asset forfeiture policy summit in our offices in Irving, Texas.

February 12, 2016

Another Voluntary Agreement to Reduce Online Piracy

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Donuts—the world's largest Internet domain name registry—will do its part to reduce online piracy.

February 12, 2016

GIPC Releases International IP Index, 4th Edition

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

A solid contribution to an empirical approach to IP policy discussions.

February 1, 2016

How's PTAB Doing?

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Hint: Maybe not so good.

January 29, 2016

Grading the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Correcting some of the red herrings, myths and false accusations about the TPP.

November 9, 2015

Rubio's Reasonableness on Sugar

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

It's worth at least considering negotiated trade agreements as the best solution to agriculture subsidies.

November 6, 2015

On Obama's Rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Typical liberal-progressive symbol over substance decision making.

November 3, 2015

Carrots, Sticks, and Straw Men

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Mike Masnick's new paper is just more of the same bias and misdirection. Yawn.

October 27, 2015

Ag Committee Hearing Properly Draws Attention to Problem of Foreign Subsidies

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

What do we do about countries that are simply not playing fair in trade?

October 26, 2015

Shkreli's Stupid Pricing Move Vindicates Rather Than Indicts Pharmaceutical Markets

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Markets work and competition still applies even in the pharmaceutical industry.

October 9, 2015

Congress Finally Does Something Useful and Lifts the Ban on Crude Oil Exports

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Time to play hardball.


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