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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In support of the FCC's proceeding on the importance to federally limit local franchise taxes and fees.
Whether by design or not, the SEC's new money market rules have diverted savings and investment away from the private sector and toward government debt.
Correcting several of the myths about copyright and trade underlying Josh Lamel's Hill op/ed.
A 14 tweet Twitter rant explaining the implications of accepting the argument that local control is not a sacred governing principle.
A 29 tweet Twitter rant explaining why I'm an opponent of local control arguments asserted by municipalities.
Today the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) issued a significant ruling overturning Canada’s harmful “Promise Doctrine,” which was a completely novel and ill-advised standard Canada has been using since 2005 to overturn patents on innovative pharmaceuticals and biologics.
United Nations bureaucrats want to mess with Texas.
IPI recommended biometric entry and exit system in August 2016.
The only people bringing up reimportation are Senate Democrats, who are desperate for a distraction from repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Lead activists in favor of 2014's Denton (TX) ban on fracking were happy to act as tools of Russian propaganda.
In which the Village Voice ridicules protecting people's economic freedom.
It’s simply not true that sugar policy is the reason Mondelez is leaving Chicago for Mexico, and if Mondelez decided to keep production in the US, they’d almost certainly still be leaving Illinois.
In which Larry Lessig reveals his true view of property rights.