Patents and the Public Interest: What Does the ITC Ruling Against Qualcomm Really Mean?

Earlier this fall, U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Judge Thomas Pender issued a ruling in an ongoing dispute between Qualcomm and Apple over patent infringement. Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Thomas Pender’s Initial Determination found that while Apple may have infringed upon a patent owned by Qualcomm, he saw no merit in Qualcomm’s request to ban Apple imports of iPhones using Intel chips. Apple has argued that allowing the import was “in the public interest”– and so far, the ITC agrees. [...]

Member Monday: How One Small Developer Fought a Rogue App

What would you do if you came across a complete, unauthorized copy of something you worked very hard to create from the ground up? It would be shocking, frustrating, and demoralizing to say the least, especially if the copied item is the centerpiece of your business and livelihood. Unfortunately, this happens all the time to app developers. App content is stolen for all kinds of reasons, but one of the most damaging for the app developer, as well as [...]

Tips and Tricks for Navigating Cyber Monday

Leaves are crunching, turkeys are trotting, and homes are stuffed with extended family; you know what that means - Thanksgiving is here!  Which also means Cyber Monday is just around the corner. Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year – Cyber Monday’s 2017 sales even edged out Black Friday sales by But all the crazy clicking, tab refreshing, and internet traffic can turn even the holliest, jolliest shoppers into the Grinch! Worry not, we’ve [...]

ACT | The App Association’s 2018 Gift Guide: Part One

We’re drawing closer to the most wonderful time of the year, which means you should be well on your way to making your list and checking it twice! Your holiday elves at ACT | The App Association have assembled the ultimate list of app-enabled gifts for all of you shoppers getting your shopping out of the way early. Read on for the best way to spread holiday cheer (if singing loud for all to hear just isn’t getting the job [...]

Extending the Tax Advantage for Sunscreen to Life-Saving Healthcare Tech

In the DC bubble, we like buzzwords. Recently, “digital health” joined “blockchain” and “artificial intelligence” on a growing list of phrases that make us feel hip. But what does digital health really mean? To the Connected Health Initiative (CHI), it does not mean turning everyone into their own healthcare professionals, a concept often referred to as the “consumerization” of healthcare. People don’t want to be their own doctors. Consumer behavior reveals that people want healthcare to be accessible and cost-effective [...]

Amplify: Elaine Gomez

ACT | The App Association recognizes the gap in representation in the tech community, and we want to change that. Whether you’re a woman, a person of color, a member of the LGBTQIA++ community, or someone who feels marginalized based on your level of ability to walk, or to speak: we hear you, we recognize you, and we want to amplify you. Our Amplify series will lift the voices of those in the tech community who are working to close [...]

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