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Manuel Noriega case against Call of Duty is dismissed
(BBC News, October 29, 2014)
HP Just Launched Its Own Super-Fast 3D Printer
(Gizmodo, October 29, 2014)
Cisco, Freescale Launch Consortium for Ethernet Networking
(eWeek.com, October 29, 2014)
Google will discuss 'major changes and advances' for its modular smartphone in January
(The Verge, October 29, 2014)
FCC Closing Loop On 2007 Franchise Decision
(Multichannel News, October 29, 2014)
Will Illinois' New Laws Streamline Procurement?
(Government Technology, October 29, 2014)
Data Breaches Jump in California and are Expected to Keep Climbing
(Government Technology, October 29, 2014)
Experts: Major cyberattack will hit in next 11 years
(USA Today, October 29, 2014)
Akamai's Q3 shines with $498 million in revenue, $0.62 EPS
(ZDNet, October 29, 2014)
Hacking Trail Leads to Russia, Experts Say
(Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2014)
Google goes after cancer: Search giant's secretive X Lab reveals it is developing nanoparticles to sniff out disease in its early stages
(Daily Mail, October 28, 2014)
Dropbox expands desktop footprint by teaming with HP, Acer
(ZDNet, October 28, 2014)
Intuit Boosts Program for Tax Pros
(Accounting Today, October 28, 2014)
NTT DOCOMO taps Oracle diameter signaling router for LTE roaming
(Telecom Lead, October 28, 2014)
Cisco Aims To Make Cities Smarter
(CIO Today, October 28, 2014)

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Shares Vision on Data Security, Privacy, China
(Thu - September 18, 2014)
DDF Sponsor Amanda Pedigo, Intuit, welcomes FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez

Edith Ramirez was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on April 5, 2010, to a term that expires on September 25, 2015.  She was designated to serve as Chairwoman of the FTC effective March 4, 2013, by President Barack Obama.

Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Ramirez was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, where she handled a broad range of complex business litigation, including successfully representing clients in intellectual property, antitrust, unfair competition, and Lanham Act matters. She also has extensive appellate litigation experience.

Chairwoman Ramirez recently met with DDF to discuss an array of issues before the FTC including data security, privacy, big data, patent assertion entities, and discussions with China.  



Rising Star Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Is a Glass Half Full Kind of Guy
(Thu - September 11, 2014)
DDF Senior Advisor Dave Macklin and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries was elected in 2012 to represent the newly-redrawn Eighth Congressional District of New York, which is anchored in Brooklyn and also contains parts of Southwest Queens. 

The congressman is a member of both the Judiciary and Budget Committees.  On Judiciary he serves on the Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet as well as the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law.

One of the congressman’s top priorities is the protection of intellectual property rights.  In 2013, Congressman Jeffries along with Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) introduced the Patent Litigation and Innovation Act of 2013 (H.R. 2639) to curb patent trolling.  

Congressman Jeffries recently met with DDF to engage in a dialogue on patent and intellectual property rights reform. 



Chairman Fred Upton Looks Forward to the 114th Congress
(Wed - July 23, 2014)
Chairman Upton is welcomed back to the Forum by Franck Journoud and Joel Hinzman, both with DDF Sponsor Oracle

Congressman Fred Upton was elected in 1987 to represent Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District, which is located along Lake Michigan in the southwestern corner of the state.

In 2011 Congressman Upton was elected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. As chairman, he has worked to increase the deployment of telecommunications services to every American household. He has fought to ensure that free speech and private innovation remain the hallmarks of this industry by opposing needless regulation. Congressman Upton’s other technology priorities include spectrum reform and keeping the Internet tax-free.

The chairman recently met with DDF to discuss a range of issues before the Energy and Commerce Committee, including: spectrum, a potential update to the Telecommunications Act, Internet governance, immigration reform, cybersecurity, and patent reform.  



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