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August 23, 2018

A New NAFTA Must Enhance IP Protections


If a new NAFTA doesn’t improve intellectual property protections, it’s not a better deal, says a new publication released today by the Institute for Policy Innovation.

June 21, 2018

SCOTUS Wayfair Decision Threatens e-Commerce, Economic Growth


In Thursday’s Wayfair decision, the Supreme Court overturned 25 years of its own precedent and decided that states will be able to assess sales taxes on internet transactions, siding with the state of South Dakota against Wayfair and other online sellers.

May 23, 2018

Statement of Tom Giovanetti on News of Comcast's Competing Bid for 21st Century Fox Assets


May 18, 2018

Health Experts Pin Rising Drug Costs on Complex Supply Chain, Pricing Schemes


As state and federal lawmakers across the country grapple with how best to address health care costs for patients, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy yesterday convened an event in Lansing to discuss the various solutions being weighed in Michigan.

May 16, 2018

Giovanetti: Senate Vote Reimposing Title II 'Political Theater' by Democrats, 'Inexplicable' by Republicans


Any notion that the Senate is the more deliberate and prudent of the two bodies of Congress should be discarded after today’s vote to misuse the Congressional Review Act to re-impose 1930s-era federal regulations on internet providers. 

May 7, 2018

Democrats Misusing the Congressional Review Act to Re-Regulate the Internet


The U.S. Senate will shortly face an attempt by Democrats to misuse the Congressional Review Act  to re-impose Title II regulations on internet service providers (ISPs).  And while this divisive, grandstanding approach will likely fail and even backfire, the ploy shows proponents’ determination to put the federal government back in charge of micromanaging the Internet.

April 26, 2018

IPI Celebrates World IP Day 2018, Launches Open Letter to WIPO


The Institute for Policy Innovation, in partnership with Property Rights Alliance, is proud to stand with content creators and rights holders around the world to fight for stronger, more effective intellectual property rights.

April 17, 2018

Supreme Court Hears Landmark Internet Sales Tax Case


Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the landmark Internet sales tax case, South Dakota vs. Wayfair, which could allow states to force businesses in other states to collect internet sales taxes for them.

April 12, 2018

IPI Commends Trump Administration's Reentry into TPP Negotiations


IPI commends President Trump for directing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and economic adviser Larry Kudlow to negotiate U.S. re-entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.

April 11, 2018

Giovanetti: Thank the Senate Filibuster for Paul Ryan's Retirement


Ryan’s retirement announcement this morning is a demonstration of how Congressional gridlock, driven by the Senate filibuster, has killed important legislation championed by Ryan during his tenure in Congress and especially during his speakership.

 

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