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Patent Troll Bill Officially Stalled in Senate 'It got nibbled to death by a flock of ducks'

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…

May 21, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

ABC Is Top Banana in 4A’s Homes ZenithOptimedia, Collective study lights the path to optimized media buys

Although it’s destined to finish last again this season among broadcast’s Big Four, ABC boasts a much higher profile in the homes of ad agency types. According to a new study…

March 18, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT

Bill Targeting Patent Trolls Could Be First Nail in the Coffin Bill would force trolls to pay legal costs of defendants if they lose cases

This could be the year Congress takes serious action against patent trolls, non-practicing entities that buy up patents and virtually extort companies to pay up for violating frivolous patents. A good…

February 27, 2013, 3:33 PM EST

Patent Trolls Get Worked Over at CES Ad industry could join tech's next big fight

Last year, it was SOPA that rallied the Internet community. This year it may well be patent trolls, companies whose sole business is to buy up patents and then go…

January 8, 2013, 8:47 PM EST

Advertisers Urge Supreme Court to Hear Tobacco Ad Case Chances for appeal are good

The Supreme Court may be the next stop for advertisers fighting against the government's proposal to force tobacco companies to place graphic warning labels on cigarette packages. The Association of…

November 27, 2012, 5:40 PM EST

Advertisers Gird for Gridlock Lobbyists brace for battle over corporate taxes and privacy regulation

The advertising business has, for the past four years, managed to dodge a barrage of bullets in Washington. But it might not be so fortunate in the years to come.…

November 12, 2012, 12:01 AM EST

Sandy's Aftermath: SapientNitro Office May Not Reopen Until Next Week 4As and other partners assist firm as lower Manhattan office remains closed

As most New Yorkers head back into the office this week post-Hurricane Sandy, SapientNitro’s 300-plus staffers are still tasked with showing a steely, post-storm resolve, working out of makeshift offices…

November 6, 2012, 11:28 AM EST

Fast Chat: 4A's CEO Nancy Hill On the slash generation, reluctant females and inevitable tax reform

Advertising Week is a time for those in the industry to ponder the challenges and changes facing the communications world—kind of like what 4A's president and CEO Nancy Hill does…

October 1, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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