The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday morning to discuss various legislative efforts to address the issue of counterfeit goods sold by third parties at major e-commerce forums in the Washington IP News. In the House of Representatives, the House Select Committee on Economic Diversity looks at technology automation and its impact on the future of the United States, and examines the growing “Buy, Pay Now” issues of the House Financial Financial Task Force. Later, “Fintech Tech. Elsewhere, the Information Center examines how online advertising has helped boost the European economy.

Tuesday, November 2

Home Task Force on Financial Technology

Buy now, pay later? Investigate the risks and benefits of BNPL and other emerging Fintech financial products

Online video webinar at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) programs are being implemented by a growing number of businesses that are confronting consumers, with the creation of many financial technology companies making this loan purchase even for small daily purchases. At the end of September, US giant retailer Walmart announced that it would replace its traditional Loway service. Support for the BNPL program Presented in collaboration with Fintech. In the UK, with BNPL programs under increasing regulation, recent estimates suggest that consumers They have borrowed more than £ 4 billion in BNPL debt Only in 2021. The group of witnesses for this hearing has not yet been announced.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Cleaning online shopping malls to prevent theft, counterfeit and unsafe items

Tuesday at 10 a.m. at 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Lawmakers in DC have struggled with the growing popularity of counterfeit products on third-party e-commerce platforms such as Amazon and eBay. Numerous proposals have been made in recent years to address this issue by increasing accountability on third-party e-commerce platforms and improving transparency on third-party vendor identities. But back to the online marketplace He kept most of the bills moving forward. Witness panel for this hearing Aaron Mudrick, founder and president, Crazy Aaron; Carrie Camille, Assistant Director, Education and Dissemination, Senior Academic Specialist, Anti-Counterfeit and Product Protection Center, Law College, Michigan State University Law Professor K. Dane Snowden, President and CEO, Internet Society; And Ben Duggan, Retail Crime and Corporate Investigations, CVS Health.

Data Creation Center

Online advertising trends and impacts in the EU

Online video webinar at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

This March, the European Commission issued a statement b A 10-year plan called Digital Decade, Which requires digital transformation of the EU economy. While many EU regulators are wary of online advertising, some argue that European businesses and economies should take into account the value of these ads by linking consumers to the products and services they seek. Growing Up This event will feature panel discussions with Enrico Giroto, Policy Officer, European Data and Marketing Federation. Agata Butanos, EU Representative, Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers and Advisor to the Board, EU Enterprise; David Osimo, head of research at Lisbon Council; Greg Mroczkowski, Director of Public Policy, IAB Europe; Konrad Sheikh, Director of Policy Studies, Advertising Association; And discussed with Benjamin Mለርller, Senior Policy Analyst, Data Creation Center.

Cato Institute

Digital Currency Public or Private?

Online video webinars on Tuesday at 12 noon.

One of the key questions about cryptocurrency integration in the global economy is whether those currencies should be private in nature, or whether government agencies, such as the Federal Reserve, should provide certain crypto currencies to give regulators greater control over them. The event will feature panel discussion on the benefits of private and public currency exchange, former chairman, Commodity Future Trading Commission, J. Dante Disaster, Chief Strategic Officer and Head of International Policy, Club; And discussed with George Selgin, Senior Fellow and Director of Emeritus, Center for Financial and Financial Options, Cato Institute.

New America

Using unused 12 GHz airwaves for 5G competition and digital fairness

Online video webinar on Tuesday at 12 noon.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is responsible for ensuring that private companies market 5G mobile networking technologies in the United States by properly cleaning the wireless spectrum. recently, 12 GHz band spectrum With a spectrum of up to 500 megawatts, it is attracting a lot of attention from regulators to ensure that many operators live together without interrupting communications within the band. Nicole Turner Lee, director of the Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institute; Joel Taylor, President, Digital Progress Institute; Kathleen Burke, policy consultant, public knowledge; Matthew Rantan, director of technology at the Southern California Tribal Association; Ryan Johnston, Policy Advisor – Federal Programs, Next Century Cities; Discussed by Monica Aleven, Senior Editor, Fierce Wireless.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Trademark Basic Launch Camp, Module 5 ፡ Application Application Walk

Online video webinars on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

This workshop, the fifth in the USPTO Eight Class Base Boot Camp, is designed to educate trade applicants on the trademark registration process through the Agency’s Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). Topics covered during this workshop include the basics of TEAS, a pre-presentation checklist and a live demonstration of how to apply for a TAS.

Wednesday, November 3

House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions

Cyber ​​threats, consumer information and financial systems

Wednesday at 10 a.m. at 2128 Rayburn House Office Building.

Cyber ​​security breaches targeting consumers’ personal information have been on the rise in recent years, and some estimates suggest that Up to 80 percent of US users Personal information stolen by cyber attacks. Industrial Targets The increasing targets of hackers are the diversification of various sectors and Concerns are growing In recent months, the automotive, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors. The group of witnesses for this hearing has not yet been announced.

Council Election Committee on Economic Diversity and Equality in Development

The impact of our dynamic economy on technology innovation, automation and the future economic impact of work

Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Congress Hall, 200 Capital Visitors Center.

Automated technological innovation will have a huge impact on the world economy, everything from manufacturing to manufacturing Skylight to clean the windows of the building It is becoming more and more popular in robotics. Recent scientific studies show that the introduction of robotics and automated technologies into the workplace is designed to meet the needs of human resources. It often has detrimental effects on employee satisfaction and quality of life. The panel of witnesses for this hearing includes Dr. Cameron Daron Asemoglu, Professor of MIT, MIT Institute of Economics. Dr. Christen Brody, Partner, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution; Dr. Sean Dubbravak, CEO and President, Avrio Institute; Zoe Bard, CEO and President, Markle Foundation; And Brent Orrell, senior associate, American Enterprise Institute.

Brookings Institution

Stablecoins Stabilization and Inclusion Conversation with Club CEO Jeremy Aller

Wednesday, 2 p.m., online video webinars.

Since the value of Statcoins is one of the many cryptocurrencies available today, a stable coin is in great demand among policymakers to reduce the volatility of other cryptocurrencies. Hosted by Brookings’ Regulations and Markets Center, the event will feature a discussion on the current state of stable coins and the future of Fintech’s stable coins with Jeremy de Aller, co-founder, chairman and CEO of the club. And Aaron Klein, Senior Fellow, Economics, Brookings Institution.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Learn how to protect your technology abroad

Tuesday, 3:00 p.m., online video webinar.

This USPTO workshop is designed to educate those interested in applying for patents abroad for the basics of IP protection overseas. Topics covered in this workshop include patent cooperation agreement (PCT), the use of the Paris Convention in non-PCT countries, and IP protection resources for foreign countries.

Thursday, November 4

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Perspectives on Digital Trade in the Digital Market Law of the European Union

Thursday at 10:00 a.m., online video webinars.

Last December, Digital Markets Law The DMA was introduced by EU lawmakers to ensure that most of the major online platforms, which are run by US technology giants, do not use their market power to harm smaller competitors. However, the latest paper provided by CSIS b Implications of DMA He noted that the proposed regulations would go a long way in helping EU leaders and subsidized Chinese companies, and could even lead to unfair industrial protection measures that could violate EU trade commitments within the WTO. The event, sponsored by the Computer and Communication Industry Association (CIAA), will feature a discussion of the dynamic marketplace for online platforms in the EU: Dr. Michael Mandel, Vice President and Chief Economist, Progressive Policy Institute; Tyson Barker, head of the Technology and International Affairs Program, German Foreign Relations Council; Benedict Bloomer, EU Policy Director, Cooperation for Beginners; William Alan Reinish, Senior Advisor and Chair of Schools in International Business, CSIS; And Meredith Broadbent, Senior Consultant (non-resident), Scholl Chair of International Business, CSIS.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Learn how to draft a patent path, Part IV ፡ patent application

Thursday, 2:00 pm, online video webinar.

The workshop is the fifth in a series of eight-part patenting workshop at USPTO for patent applicants on the basics of drafting patent applications, the need for accurate verification, and the common mistakes made by patent applicants.