ACT | The App Association issued the following statement today in response to the District Court ruling that requires Microsoft to provide federal investigators access to email communications stored overseas. “It is clear from today’s actions that the court is out of step with global privacy concerns,” said ACT President Jonathan Zuck. “This has the [...]
Tech in Policy: Innovation Impacting Washington ACT | The App Association Executive Director Morgan Reed and FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will discuss health and education policy at The Hill’s Tech in Policy event on July 23rd at the Newseum. Commissioner Brill is leading the FTC’s efforts to review consumer privacy and security in healthcare [...]
Today the Federal Trade Commission made updates to its FAQ for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in response to concerns raised by app makers and parents. This FAQ is the principal means by which the Commission provides guidance for its children’s online privacy regulation. Today’s action by the FTC gives platforms and app [...]
1. Skip the abstract. Patent abstracts are hard to read–meandering at best, and deliberately vague at worst. The abstract has little legal significance beyond shedding light on the claims and often does not accurately capture the essential nature of the patent. 2. Think through the drawings. The drawings in a patent application can assist in [...]
We’ve talked about patents a lot recently and one of our main points has always been that the best place to address patent quality is at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The USPTO plays a key role in promoting innovation by granting quality patents. The USPTO is a “fee for service” [...]
That’s right. We are transporting Visual Studio Live! to our nation’s capital for the first time in 21 years. From Oct 6 – 9, 2014, developer, software architect, engineer and designer pioneers will gather in our country’s headquarters for 4 days of cutting-edge education on the Microsoft Platform. Join us on this special journey to explore topics covering all-things WCF, ALM, Web Development, Data Management, Visual Studio and more!
The Washington Marriott Metro Center, our headquarters, is centrally located in the heart of it all: the Mall and National Archives to the South; the White House the West; Mt Vernon Square to the North; and Metro Center to the East. You can explore this country’s rich history just steps from the front door – all while sharpening your .NET skills and your ability to build better apps!