High Tech Policy

April 29, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Welcomes Introduction of Senate Patent Litigation Reform Bill

The introduction of Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act of 2015 represents a major milestone on the long road to patent reform. On behalf of Cisco, let me thank Senators Grassley, Leahy, Cornyn, Schumer, Lee, Hatch and Klobuchar for their work to forge bipartisan support for this legislation. The problem of abusive patent litigation […]

April 14, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

The Paradox of ICT’s Impact on Growth and Inequality

Thirty years ago a UN commission published the Maitland Report, proposing that by the early 21st century, every individual on the planet should “be within easy reach of a telephone” given the economic benefits. That was interpreted as being within a one day walk of a phone. Anyone suggesting back then that over 90% of the […]

March 22, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

An Internet that spurs not strangles innovation

The world we live in today is one where people, process, data and – increasingly – things are connected as never before. The Internet of EveryThing (IoE), is driving the most dynamic area of innovation, creating new business models, economic, social and environmental sustainability and also has fantastic potential to improve our quality of life. […]

February 27, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Supports LEADS Act

The world’s economy is increasingly interconnected. Continued economic growth stems from companies being able to move data freely across borders without being caught between conflicting legal requirements.  Governments also face challenges in their efforts to protect public safety when data needed to conduct lawful investigations are stored in the cloud. Internet users, in turn, expect that their […]

February 26, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Statement on FCC Decision to Regulate the Internet

“When the FCC Chairman’s office originally unveiled open Internet rules last year, Cisco cheered the proposal, because we support an open Internet and believe that balanced rules that protect consumers and prevent anti-competitive behavior are necessary and appropriate. Unfortunately, the rules adopted by the FCC today bear little resemblance to the original proposal. They impose […]

February 8, 2015

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Statement of Mark Chandler on the IEEE Decision on Patent Clarifications

“Today’s decision by the IEEE Board of Directors is a significant victory for consumers and for those who want a reasonable and stable patent system that supports innovation. In making this decision, the IEEE supported those companies who are willing to both grant and receive licenses for patents required for use in IEEE standards on reasonable terms.  […]

January 29, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Mary Brown on new FCC Rules on 911

The FCC today unanimously adopted new rules that will require improved location data to be delivered to 911 call centers from wireless phones. This decision is an important step forward in generating a dispatchable address from wireless phones located indoors, helping ensure that first responders can reach victims as quickly as possible. When fully implemented, […]

January 23, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Coordinated Malware Eradication Coalition Clarification

In 2014, Cisco joined the Coordinated Malware Eradication (CME) coalition, where multiple companies cooperate to stop the growing malware threat that all customers are experiencing.  In one case, Cisco researched and published malware and activity that was using a remote access tool (RAT) called ZxShell (also known as Sensocode). Our public blog posts may be […]

January 20, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Why We are United for Patent Reform

Last week marked the first steps forward for a broad-based coalition of businesses who are working together to fight wanton abuse of the patent litigation system by patent assertion entities (PAEs). The coalition – United for Patent Reform – is comprised of grocery, hotel, retail, restaurant and technology associations and companies including Cisco. Our mission: to […]