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Tom Giovanetti

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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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November 29, 2018

Coalition Letter Opposing HHS Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making: International Pricing Index Model for Medicare Part B Drugs


In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, IPI and 54 other conservative groups and activists expressed opposition to HHS’s “International Pricing Index” payment model for drugs administered under Medicare Part B.

November 15, 2018

The GOP Congress Should Use the Lame Duck Session to Take Another Whack at Obamacare


Republicans can use the lame duck session to completely deliver on one of their key commitments by replacing Obamacare or, at the very least, carve off a slice of Obamacare's taxes.

November 12, 2018

It's Time to Rein in Proxy Advisor Services


Rather than be distracted and harassed by proxy recommendations of dubious quality and hidden agendas, corporate governance should focus on maximizing shareholder value for the benefit of investors, employees and customers.

October 31, 2018

Why Not 'Trump Retirement Accounts'?


Throughout his career Donald Trump sold the sizzle of wealth, but now as president he can deliver the steak. Trump Retirement Accounts could secure his place in history as the president who made Americans rich.

October 19, 2018

The Supreme Court Justices Have Become Gods and That's Not Constitutional


In the constitutional design, there are three co-equal branches of government. Why, then, do we operate as if the judicial branch is supreme over the other two, and supreme over the states?

September 10, 2018

How Progressive Politics is Creeping into the Corporate Boardroom


Leftists are pressuring businesses to adopt progressive policies through organized shareholder activism.

August 29, 2018

Associations Say Renegotiated NAFTA Needs All of North America


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

As word of a tentative new trade pact between the U.S. and Mexico surfaced Monday, several associations urged the White House to keep Canada in the agreement too.

August 28, 2018

Public Knowledge Pans Post-NAFTA Mexico Trade Agreement


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The Institute for Policy Innovation has said it is "critical" that "any revision of NAFTA includes strong, updated protections for IP goods and services."

August 28, 2018

NAFTA Without IP Consideration is 'Not a Better Deal' Warns IPI President


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

If the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) doesn’t improve intellectual property protections, then it’s not a better deal, according to the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI).

August 23, 2018

Why NAFTA 2.0 Must Enhance IP Protection


Policies that support innovation and creativity should be priorities for the U.S. government, especially in trade agreements.

 

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