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.
Follow Tom on Twitter at @tgiovanetti
Good job, Mr. Wheeler
Okay, so it looks like Mr. Wheeler is getting a good start, choosing the IP transition as a major push for his tenure at the FCC
Obama admin using taxpayer dollars to advocate for a tax increase
The SBA is using taxpayer dollars to advocate for passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act, an unconstitutional tax increase on the Internet.
The truth about the leaked IP chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)
If you don’t like existing U.S. IP law and practices, you probably aren’t going to like a trade agreement that seeks to make those laws and practices normative. But that doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with the trade agreement—it just reflects your ideological disagreement with current IP law. And that’s the nature of almost all the clamor over the leaked IP chapter of the TPP.
This is what passes for discussion with the CopyLeft
The folks over at Engadget sponsored a conference in New York this past Sunday, and of course they did a panel on copyright policy. Of course they did.
On Friday's Global IP Summit, patent trolls, and lousy numbers
On Friday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) held its 2013 Global IP Summit.
Further proof the sequester didn't harm the economy
This morning, third quarter GDP numbers were released, and during the third quarter the economy grew by 2.8%, again higher than expected.
Comcast's Internet Essentials exceeds 1 million Americans connected
Comcast's Internet Essentials program, designed to encourage broadband adoption among low-income families, has connected more than 1 million Americans to the Internet.
Pro-TPP Caucus Formed on the Hill
Today, a new caucus was formed on Capitol Hill in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
The Next Battle
The sequester is the prize, and the sequester is what must not be surrendered.
Missing the Point on Piracy Data
Markets take place within the rule of law. We don’t insist that markets adapt to account for criminal behavior.
The London School of Economics Wets Itself
The inherent bias, gross mishandling of data, and misrepresentation of the research conclusions of others that characterize this LSE paper should embarrass the London School of Economics. Particularly its economists.
Does President Obama Understand Congress At All?
The "piecemeal approach" President Obama dissed is regular order in Congress.
Factories Wanted To Be Free, Too: Resisting the Marxist Impulse in Intellectual Property Criticism
Some IP critics simply don’t believe capitalists should be permitted to own and control the means of production in the digital economy.
One-In-Three Jobs in the EU Dependent on IP-Intensive Industries
According to a study released today by the European Patent Office (EPO), one-in-three jobs in the EU is dependent on the IP-intensive industries.
DocStoc.com, Selling Pirated Books
I found that a website called DocStoc.com is selling pirated copies of a book I wrote some years ago.
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