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This week in Washington IP news, the Senate Committee on Small Business hears from entrepreneurs who served in the U.S. military, and the House Subcommittee on Communications discusses the implications of AI technology on U.S. communications. Elsewhere, the USPTO evaluates how women can be empowered to become entrepreneurs and holds a webinar to explain proposed rule changes at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
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House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
At 10:00 AM on Tuesday, 2123 Rayburn House Office Building and online livestream
This marks the third time a House Energy & Commerce subcommittee is holding a hearing to discuss AI’s impact on a sector of the U.S. economy, with this subcommittee turning its focus to the communications industry. To announce the hearing, the Chairs wrote, “AI could enhance the performance of next-generation networks and vastly improve internet speeds. But with the benefits of AI come potential risks, like enabling cybercriminals to develop potent threats to our critical communications infrastructure. American leadership is vital to ensure the responsible deployment of AI, protect people’s privacy, and unleash the full potential of this technology.”
At 2:00 PM on Wednesday, online livestream
With AI rapidly changing the technology landscape, federal governments across the globe are exploring rules and safeguards that need to be implemented. New America will discuss the U.S. federal government’s role in setting AI policy to protect privacy rights. Panelists will discuss existing legislation such as the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) which attempts to construct guardrails to protect individuals’ privacy.
Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
At 2:30 PM on Wednesday, 428A Russell Senate Office Building and online livestream
The Senate Small Business Committee is holding a hearing to discuss the landscape of veteran entrepreneurship. The committee will hear from several successful entrepreneurs who served in the U.S. military as well as Col. Tim Green, USAF, the Acting Administrator of the Office of Veterans Business Development.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
At noon on Thursday, online webinar
In this event, the USPTO is providing an overview of the changes as a result of its October 6 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Patent and Trial Appeal Board’s (PTAB) pre-issuance internal decision circulation and review. PTAB’s Vice Chief Judge Melissa Haapala will discuss these changes as well as a new Standing Operating Procedure on pre-issuance and post-issuance decision review.
At noon ET on Saturday, WB Collective New Orleans, LA and online livestream
In another installment in the USPTO’s Empowering Women’s Entrepreneurship (WE) program, attendees will hear from a variety of women entrepreneurs who have succeeded in securing funding. Speakers will discuss how to get funding for great ideas and the resources available to help start and sustain successful businesses. In addition to several entrepreneurs, Valencia Martin Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patents at the USPTO, will also speak about women’s entrepreneurship.
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