law

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 […]

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 […]

HLF Amicus Brief in Apple v. Samsung

Awarding excessive damages stands to hurt consumers

Recently, the Hispanic Leadership Fund filed an amicus brief with the Northern California Federal Court of Appeals on the matter of $930 million in financial damages awarded to Apple for a smartphone design infringement case it brought against Samsung. If upheld, the ruling could reduce consumer choice in the marketplace, increase costs, and limit functionality […]

We Must Move to Repeal and Replace President Obama’s Unaffordable and Unpopular Health Care Law

Patients and Families Must Come First

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund released the following statement today from its President Mario H. Lopez, reacting to today Supreme Court ruling: “The facts are that on every count, President Obama’s healthcare law has failed all Americans, including working Hispanic families that continue to bear the brunt of his economic policies.  Insurance premiums have gone […]

Reaction to Supreme Court Immigration Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund today released the following statement from its President Mario H. Lopez, reacting to today Supreme Court ruling Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law: “Today’s Supreme Court ruling shows once again that government expansion is not a constructive way to address concerns over illegal immigration.  The court struck down three of the […]