High hopes for a new law aimed at curbing patent troll abuses were all but dashed today when Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the judiciary committee, said he was taking a patent reform bill off the agenda.
Rep. Lee Terry
While privacy advocates are looking to Europe to force the U.S. to adopt stricter privacy laws, Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) said not so fast.
A House subcommittee is beginning work on online privacy issues the way most things in Washington are done: by forming a committee. Rep. Lee Terry (R-Nev.), chairman of the House subcommittee on commerce, manufacturing and trade and ranking member Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) launched a bipartisan privacy working group on Thursday to examine online privacy concerns and issues.
Now that the election is over, the GOP-controlled House is moving fast to line up its leadership for the 113th Congress beginning in January. Below are the lawmakers that will be calling the shots on policy impacting media, advertising and technology businesses. Rep. Fred Upton (Mich.) Chairman, Energy and Commerce