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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 […]

Threats to Consumers and Small Businesses Continue in Latest Round of Apple v. Samsung

HLF Files Another Amicus Briefing Warning of Effect on Prices, Innovation, and Small Businesses

On July 1st, the Hispanic Leadership Fund filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding the Apple v. Samsung case dealing with smartphone design and supposed patent infringement. If the monetary damages the lower court awarded are upheld, consumers and small businesses will bear an unfair and unnecessary […]

Obama Administration to Implement Devastating Energy Regulation

New Study Shows EPA Rule will Result in Increased Poverty and Job Losses

A year ago the Environmental Protection Agency released what it calls its “Clean Power Plan,” and has announced intentions to finalize its proposal in the next few months, which is supposed to cut pollution and improve health and environmental conditions. However, the EPA’s own climate model emulator shows that the results of the plan’s implementation […]

The Economic Benefits of Lifting the Ban on Crude Oil Exports

The U.S. Stands to Gain from Job Creation, Rise in GDP, and Lower Fuel Prices

A paper released a few days ago by the American Council for Capital Formation lays out the significant economic benefits the United States could reap should Congress and the Administration allow crude oil to be exported to other countries, which is currently banned by law. “The Economic Case for Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban” […]

Why the Design Patent Process Needs Reform

Intellectual Property Leader Makes Welcome Recommendations

HLF has been a vocal advocate for design patent reform, through our amicus brief filing in the Apple v. Samsung litigation in the U.S. Court of Appeals as well as our latest opinion piece on the topic in Roll Call. As Congress continues to examine patent reform and the Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) accepts […]

Nevada Legislature Can Protect Families from Higher Electricity Rates

Affordable, reliable electricity is so intricately linked with our daily lives it is too often taken for granted as something that is our right rather than the luxury it is. Alarmingly, the Environmental Protection Agency, in an effort to appease special interest groups, is playing political games with our national energy supply that could result […]

Florida Legislation Will Halt EPA Overreach and Increased Energy Costs

Much has been made recently about the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest regulatory push in what it calls its “Clean Power Plan.”  But a critical point that is often missed in debates is how these types of heavy-handed regulations impact underserved communities–like American Hispanics. With the Clean Power Plan, the Big Government bureaucracy in Washington threatens […]