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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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August 1, 2016

When Academics Try to Silence Debate

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Weakening copyright is a major issue with the FCC's set-top box proposal. That's a bug, but some IP skeptic academics think it's a feature

July 11, 2016

Some Internet Language We'd Like to See in the GOP Platform

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

Language that would make clear the GOP is not in favor of expanding government's power to regulate and tax the Internet.

June 17, 2016

The Moral and Logical Vacuity of the Anti-Patent Crowd

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

In which Priti and I-MAK embarrass themselves.

May 27, 2016

Needed: Global Sugar Trade Liberalization, not Just a "Shakeup"

Posted by Tom Giovanetti

The "Sugar Industry Shakeup" described in a recent WSJ article will certainly change the global sugar industry, but true trade liberalization through a global agreement is the long term solution.

May 11, 2016

Venture Capitalists and Copyright: Smug Alert!

Posted by Tom Giovanetti
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.


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