[Video] Introduction to the IT & Emerging Technology Working Group

Gregory McNeal is the Chairman of RTP’s IT & Emerging Technology working group and Professor of Law and Public Policy, Pepperdine University. In this short video, he discusses the crucial importance of emerging technologies to human progress and how regulations influence the development of these innovative and transformative ventures.

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[Fourth Branch] Enforcing Patents for Bunch O Balloons

Josh Malone, inventor of Bunch O Balloons, describes his struggle to enforce the patents for Bunch O Balloons. Is Josh’s experience typical for US inventors? Is the process of protecting one’s invention straightforward? How might this process be improved? A number of intellectual property experts join Josh in elaborating on these questions.

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[Fourth Branch] Regulating Planesharing: A Conversation on Regulation and Innovation

In a world of drone delivery and self-driving cars, do innovation and regulation need to be at odds with one another? Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and a variety of other experts weigh in on this critical discussion.

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[Fourth Branch] Innovation in the US Patent System

How does the US patent system affect inventors and innovators? Does the patent system promote or stifle innovation? Josh Malone, inventor of Bunch O Balloons, and a variety of intellectual property experts weigh in on this important topic.

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[Video] Introduction to the Labor & Employment Working Group

Gregory Jacob is the Chairman of RTP’s Labor & Employment working group and Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP. In this short video, he explains how this working group studies labor and employment regulations “to identify ones that are failing to achieve their intended purpose, or that are imposing hidden or undisclosed costs that greatly exceed the benefits that the regulation purports to be pursuing.”

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[Video] Introduction to the Financial Services & Corporate Governance Working Group

J.W. Verret is the Chairman of RTP’s Financial Services & Corporate Governance working group and Associate Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School. In this short video, he explains how this working group looks “for the regulatory red tape that causes fees to go up, that stops entrepreneurs from getting loans,” and “finds common sense solutions to solve those problems.”

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[Video] Introduction to the Race & Sex Working Group

Linda Chavez is the Chairman of RTP’s Race & Sex working group and the Center for Equal Opportunity. In this short video, she explains the need for a working group dedicated to examining race and sex regulations “to try to evaluate whether or not those regulations help or harm in our efforts to end discrimination.”

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[Video] Introduction to the FDA & Health Working Group

David A. Hyman is the Chairman of RTP’s FDA & Health working group and Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center. In this short video, he explains how the classic Goldilocks problem applies to the regulation of food, medicines, and medical devices, and how this working group looks at these issues to “make sure we’re at the just right level of regulation.”

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[Fourth Branch] How the FAA Defines a Common Carrier

How has common carriage traditionally been defined? How has this definition changed over time? Christopher Koopman, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center, discusses these important questions.

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[Fourth Branch] Collaborative Acceleration of Regulation and Innovation

Gregory S. McNeal, Professor of Law and Public Policy, Pepperdine University, and Co-Founder, AirMap, acknowledges that “almost every industry has to have some D.C. touchpoint.” In this video, he discusses “collaborative acceleration” and what it means in practice for both innovators and government agencies.

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