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August 11th, 2021 at 11:22 am
Webinar: Debunking Patent & Antitrust Myths — Watch Now
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On August 5, CFIF teamed up with IPWatchdog, Inc. to offer a free webinar conversation to debunk several myths associated with patent thickets and pejorative terms used to denigrate innovators and patent owners.

Watch the full video of the event below.

August 3rd, 2021 at 10:07 am
Free Webinar: Debunking Patent & Antitrust Myths — Register Now
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Throughout its history, the United States has led the world in protecting intellectual property (IP) rights. On that foundation, we’ve also led the world in artistic, commercial and scientific innovation, particularly with lifesaving medicines and vaccines.

Yet patent rights are under increasing assault, with anti-patent activists charging pharmaceutical makers with “antitrust” violations for utilizing and building upon their patents for the greater good. Their rhetoric and false critiques under the guise of “antitrust” typically rely upon an array of misleading and pejorative labels, to the point where they take on a meaning that bears no resemblance to reality.

The Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) and IPWatchdog, Inc., have partnered up to offer a free webinar conversation that will debunk the myths associated with patent thickets and pejorative terms used to denigrate innovators and patent owners.

Join us on Thursday, August 5 at 12pm ET.  Register now by clicking here

Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc., will be moderating the discussion. Joining Gene will be…

  • Timothy Lee, SVP of Legal and Public Affairs, Center for Individual Freedom
  • Chris Israel, Executive Director, The Alliance of U.S. Startups for Inventors and Jobs
  • Andrew Spiegel, Executive Director, Global Colon Cancer Association
  • Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University and Senior Fellow and Chair of the Forum for IP, Hudson Institute

During the webinar the panel will discuss:

  • The important role innovators play in the technology economy;
  • Why so-called “patent thickets” actually increase innovation;
  • Why claims of “product hopping” are not about pharmaceutical coercion but instead are about preventing follow-on pharmaceutical innovation so generics can compete with the drug being sold by brand name pharma companies;
  • Why courts have ruled “pay-for-delay settlements” are a valid by-product of a patent holder’s exclusionary rights.

Register here!

 

July 29th, 2021 at 10:02 am
Ramirez Cartoon: China IP Theft
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez…

July 6th, 2021 at 11:30 am
Ramirez Cartoon: Turning Your Back to Make a Point
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez…

December 17th, 2020 at 10:43 am
Remote Learning
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez…

December 4th, 2020 at 8:40 am
Podcast: Post-Election Scorecard and the Politics of a Pandemic
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In an interview with CFIF, William J. Conti, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Baker & Hostetler, discusses pandemic politics, what the Biden Administration might look like, and a post-election scorecard of the candidates beyond just the races — who helped themselves and who hurt themselves.

Listen to the interview here.

November 11th, 2020 at 9:30 am
Thank You Veterans
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October 28th, 2020 at 6:21 pm
Ramirez Cartoon: Pelosi Negotiates
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez…

October 13th, 2020 at 11:16 am
Sen. Feinstein: ‘The Constitution Lives Loudly Within This One’
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez…

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.

July 31st, 2019 at 5:26 pm
Regulations Need to Stabilize, Not Stifle, Cryptocurrency
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In an op-ed published last week in The Columbus Dispatch, CFIF’s Timothy Lee argues that regulatory clarity for the cryptocurrency industry is necessary to prevent the United States from losing our losing our leadership position in the technology.

Lee writes:

The growing implementation of digital assets to enable faster payments provides insight into cryptocurrencies and the advantages they offer. The technology holds a range of potential benefits — from speeding up the processing of global remittances to providing financial infrastructure for traditionally unbanked communities. Add to these applications of blockchain technologies the fact that U.S. exchanges handle about 29 percent of global Bitcoin trading, and it’s increasingly clear that the U.S. is poised to be an epicenter for innovation and investment in the cryptocurrency industry.

Before those effects can be fully realized, it’s critical that the U.S. develop a comprehensive regulatory approach to cryptocurrencies. Importantly, any such regulation must include guidance as to how these new digital assets are classified. Legislation is an important start, as are regulatory guidelines like the framework recently released by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Read the entire op-ed here.
July 15th, 2019 at 12:18 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM/99.1FM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment: Obamacare, Government Run Healthcare and Health Care Choices;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: Ilya Shapiro, Director, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute: SCOTUS Wrap-Up;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Beth Akers, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute: June 2019 Jobs Report and Student Debt;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: Rachel Greszler, Research Fellow in Economics, Budge and Entitlements at The Heritage Foundation: $15 Federal Minimum Wage and Salary Gaps in Soccer;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: John Strand, CEO of Strand Consult and Co-Creator of ChinaTechThreat.com: Trade Deal with China;

5:15 CDT/6:25 pm EDT: Lance Izumi, Senior Director of the Center for Education at the Pacific Research Institute: Breaking the Liberal Monopoly on College Faculties; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: William J. Conti, Attorney at Baker & Hostetler in Washington, DC: Politics Today.

Listen live on the Internet here. Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

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June 24th, 2019 at 10:39 am
Speaking of Drones…
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez…

June 17th, 2019 at 12:45 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Linup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM/99.1FM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Kay S. Hymowitz, William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute: An Epidemic of Loneliness;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: Ross Marchand, Director of Policy for Taxpayers Protection Alliance: Unwarranted Carcinogenic Classifications and How the US Government is About to Drive Up the Cost of Videogames;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Tom Schatz, President of Citizens Against Government Waste: 2019 Congressional Pig Book;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: Marlo Lewis, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute: Alarmists’ Agenda on Climate Change;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: James S. Burling, Vice President of Legal Affairs for Pacific Legal Foundation: End of Current SCOTUS Term;

5:15 CDT/6:15 pm EDT: Rachel Greszler, Research Fellow in Economics, Budget and Entitlements at The Heritage Foundation: Unions and VW; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: William J. Conti, Partner at Baker & Hostetler: 2020 Presidential Candidates and Debates.

Listen live on the Internet here. Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

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June 6th, 2019 at 3:56 pm
Ramirez Cartoon: Voting by Phone
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez…

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.

June 3rd, 2019 at 12:57 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM/99.1FM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Grant Duwe, Academic Adviser on Criminal Justice Reform at the American Enterprise Institute and Research Director of the Minnesota Department of Corrections: More Effective Prison Programs;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: Adam Michel, Senior Policy analyst, Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget: A Call for More Flexible Education Savings Accounts;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment: CFPB and Small Dollar Loans;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: Matthew Daniels, JD, PhD, Author and Founder of the Center for Law and Digital Culture: “Human Liberty 2.0”;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: Timpthy Lee, CFIF’s Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs: British Prime Minister Theresa May;

5:15 CDT/6:15 pm EDT: Ian Rowe, CEO of Public Prep: College Board’s New Sociological Data Input; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: Devin Watkins, Attorney at the Competitive Enterprise Institute: Waters of the United States Rule.

Listen live on the Internet here. Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

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May 20th, 2019 at 4:55 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM/99.1FM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Mary clare Amselem, Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation: SAT Adversity Score;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: Aparna Mathur, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute: Mother’s Choice to Work;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Clark Packard, Trade Policy Council Team at R Street: China and Trade;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: David Keating, President at Institute for Free Speech: South Dakota and First Amendment Law;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: Tzvi Kahn, Senior Iran Analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies: Iran;

5:15 CDT/6:15 pm EDT: Timothy Snowball, Attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation: Socialism; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: Bill Conti, Attorney at Baker & Hostetler: Presidential 2020.

Listen live on the Internet here. Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

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April 22nd, 2019 at 12:49 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM/99.1FM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.”

Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Jonathan Wood, Senior Attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation: Earth Day and Environmental Progress;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: Charles “Cully” Stimson, Senior Legal Fellow and Manager, National Security Law Program at The Heritage Foundation: Julian Assange and the Legal Case Against Him;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Jonathan Williams, Chief Economist and Vice President for the Center for state Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council: Rich States, Poor States Report;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: Lawrence Mead, NYU Professor and Book Author: “Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power”;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: Demian Brady, Director of Research for the National Taxpayers Union Foundation: How the Trump Tax Cuts Lowered the Compliance Burden;

5:15 CDT/6:15 pm EDT: Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment: Rising Prescription Drug Costs; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: William J. Conti, Partner at Baker & Hostetler: The Mueller Report and the Latest 2020 Presidential Candidates.

Listen live on the Internet here Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

March 4th, 2019 at 3:49 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM/99.1FM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Dr. Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, Institute for Constitutional Government: Socialism Today;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: David B. Rivkin, Jr., Partner at Baker & Hostetler: Congress and the Investigation of a President;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: David Keating, President, Institute for Free Speech: HR1;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: Christopher C. Horner, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute: Multi-State Scheme to Run Private Investigations through State AG Offices;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: Tzvi Kahn, Senior Iran Analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies: Iran and President Trump’s Foreign Policy Report Card;

5:15 CDT/6:15 pm EDT: Steve Milloy, Founder and Publisher of JunkScience.com: Bad Science and Paper Receipts; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: Timothy Lee, CFIF’s Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs: ATT/TimeWarner Merger and Latest on 5G.

Listen to Talkradio 99.1 live on the Internet here. Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

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February 18th, 2019 at 4:03 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM/99.1FM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Ross Marchand, Director of Policy at the Taxpayers Protection Alliance: U.S. Postal Service;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: Quin Hillyer, Associate Editor of the Washington Examiner and Nationally Recognized Authority on the American Political Process: the Decline of the Humanities and the Rise of Prejudices;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Ashton Hayward, III, President of Andrews Research & Education Foundation: AREF’s Mission and Projects;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: Myron Ebell, Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute: Green New Deal;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: Myra Van Hoose, President of the Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida: Women in Politics and Upcoming Events;

5:15 CDT/6:15 pm EDT: Larry G. Salzman, Senior Attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation: Florida’s Hearing Aid Regulations; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: William J. Conti, Partner at Baker & Hostetler: Presidential Authority in a State of Emergency and the Latest on the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates.

Listen live on the Internet here. Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

February 6th, 2019 at 4:13 pm
The State of the Union
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Below is two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez take on this week’s State of the Union.