internet

Statement on FCC Plan to Update Local Media Ownership Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in response to a recent announcement from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai regarding the agency’s plan to vote on updating outdated media ownership rules: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund supports modernizing regulations that were written for a vastly different media landscape and that […]

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Appoints HLF President to Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund announced today that the organization’s President, Mario H. Lopez, has been appointed by the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to serve on the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE). “I am excited and honored to join an advisory committee that will give advice and insight to the […]

Another FCC Overreach that Hurts Consumers

Plan for TV Set-Top Boxes is Government at its Worst

While the FCC presses forward with its narrow minded and backwards looking ‘unlock the box’ plan to supposedly create competition for video devices, the market is hard at work actually delivering new products and choices to consumers.  The FCC claims that consumers lack choice for video devices, and yet conveniently overlooks that the many options […]

Supreme Court to Review Apple v. Samsung

WASHINGTON, D.C.–We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to review the ruling in the design patent case between Apple and Samsung.  The lower court’s decision hinders entrepreneurship and creates significant barriers for Hispanic and other minority owned businesses, particularly small businesses.  Without reasonable limits on design patent damages, small businesses are at risk of design patent […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Apply Ancient Rules to the Internet?

Title II Reclassification Will Stifle Innovation and Hurt Consumers

Soon, the public will know the results of the Federal Communication Commission’s Open Internet proceedings.  Among the issues being deliberated is a potential decision to reclassify broadband internet as a common-carrier, i.e. a utility-like service under “Title II” regulations.   Title II refers to outdated, onerous rules that were originally designed to address the now […]

HLF Launches Alliance for Innovation and Development

Encouraging "innovation, economic growth, and opportunity for all"

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today the Hispanic Leadership Fund announced the launch of the Alliance for Innovation and Development (A4ID), a coalition project that focuses on the promotion of new and innovative solutions to meeting the challenge of sustainable, long-term economic growth and development. The Alliance will highlight policy ideas from a variety of sources that focus […]