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Victory in Landmark Election Law Case

HLF Defends First Amendment Freedoms in Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously ruled against attempts by U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) to force the Federal Election Commission to unilaterally change its donor disclosure rules, The Hispanic Leadership Fund previously filed, and the court accepted, its motion to intervene as a defendant […]

Clean Power Plan: Nevada is an Example of its Terrible Consequences

Attorney General Adam Laxalt Can Take an Important Step to Protect Families

There are many great situations to emulate the saying, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” For President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency, that approach, when it comes to regulating carbon emissions, might come at a substantial cost to Nevada’s power grid and its people. Early on in President Obama’s administration, he […]

Samsung Appeals its Case Against Apple with the U.S. Supreme Court

The Hispanic Leadership Fund has closely followed the ongoing design patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. Apple continues to seek damages for the alleged infringement on two of its patents, one of which was already been deemed invalid by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Just today, Samsung filed a petition for a writ […]

Intellectual Property Rights and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Provision on Biologic Medicines Could Slow Innovation

The Obama Administration’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (ITAC) has just released a new report on the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new trade agreement between the United States. and 11 other countries around the Pacific Rim. The TPP agreement is set to lower intellectual property protections for promising new […]

Independent Study Confirms Bad Effects from the so-called “Clean Power Plan”

Families Will be Hit Hard by Rising Energy Prices

President Obama’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which is currently undergoing a public comment period, is being justifiably criticized as a prohibitively expensive and ineffective way to reduce carbon emissions in the United States. The plan will result in the closing of many power plants, leaving working families to pay for energy sources that are costlier […]

Puerto Rican Governor Skips Senate Hearing

Debt Issue has Worsened Under His Harmful Policies

Today the U.S. Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the “Financial and Economic Challenges in Puerto Rico.” Absent from the list of witnesses list is Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro García Padilla, who has been advocating for Chapter 9 bankruptcy for the Island and whose policies have worsened the economic environment in Puerto Rico.  […]

Concerns Regarding Invalidated Patents and Appeals Process in Apple v. Samsung Case

This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Samsung’s motion for a stay pending their appeal to the Supreme Court in their design patent case with Apple. Following this denial, Apple’s lawyers requested entry of a “partial final judgment” to request that the damages (other than those related to devices for […]

HLF Responds to Disappointing Federal Appeals Court Decision in Apple v. Samsung

End Result is Likely to be Higher Prices and Less Innovation

We are extremely disappointed when we learned yesterday that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied a petition for a rehearing en banc regarding the Apple v. Samsung case dealing with design patents. The Hispanic community has a vested interest in this case and we have spoken to these concerns numerous […]