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5 technology initiatives and reforms IT wants in Washington

Kenneth Corbin | April 4, 2014
Leaders from Microsoft, Cisco and other tech players are pressing their agenda as they meet with the White House and Congress this week. Some initiatives have been years in the making -- and will take many more years to see through -- but other reforms may not be far off.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leady (D-Vt.) has authored a bill, which other members of the panel are currently evaluating, to address some of those concerns. With broad bipartisan support for targeted legislation to rein in patent trolls, the tech delegation seems to sense that that could be their best chance for a big policy win in the coming months.

"We're here talking about innovation, and patent reform is the near-term thing we could do," Chambers says. "We urge the Senate to pass a strong patent reform bill."


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