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PAGE Video Series: Venture for America’s Andrew Yang

Fri, 2015-07-24 14:28

Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) member and Venture for America CEO Andrew Yang believes that preparing recent college graduates for the 21st century workforce is crucially important to American business. “I think that’s what people want to preserve and sustain: that spirit of enterprise that’s made this country great for its entire history,” he said.

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Keeping Up with the Cabinet: GES 2015 and Why the Smart Money Is on Kenya

Fri, 2015-07-24 11:50

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Small Business Administration's blog. See the original post here.
This week, I will join President Obama in Nairobi, Kenya, for the sixth-annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. GES 2015 will shine a spotlight on the extraordinary potential of entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

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U.S. Census Bureau Honors 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Fri, 2015-07-24 11:17

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.

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West Wing Week: 07/24/15 or, "A New Direction"

Fri, 2015-07-24 09:52

This week, the President visited Steel City and The Big Apple, celebrated the anniversary of the ADA and the signing of AGOA, and hosted a newly minted head of state -- all while a U.S. delegation led by Dr. Biden traveled through Asia.

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SBIR Agency Blog #5: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Fri, 2015-07-24 00:00

Note: This blog is co-authored by Scott Dockum, USDA SBIR Program Coordinator.
The SBIR program...

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PAGE Video Series: GoldieBlox’s Debbie Sterling

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:38

In 2012, Debbie Sterling asked, “Why is it that girls play with dolls and ponies and tea sets and boys build with construction sets and have super heroes and action figures?” Ever since then, she has been on a mission to inspire a new generation of young girls to think beyond the “pink aisle.”

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Sharing #OurADAStories to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Thu, 2015-07-23 13:00

Earlier this week, I watched the live-stream of the White House’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Live-streaming is a form of access that allows individuals to experience events, even if they are many miles away from D.C.
Listening to the President’s remarks and hearing him recognize the members of Congress, advocates, and young leaders -- I wondered what diverse stories they had to tell about how the ADA impacted their lives.
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PAGE Video Series: KIND's Daniel Lubetzky

Thu, 2015-07-23 11:49

Daniel Lubetzky invests his time into building businesses that “get people to discover each other’s humanity, cement relationships with each other, leverage change, and help us have positive impacts on society.”

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Offers Expedited Patent Appeals

Thu, 2015-07-23 10:16

Guest Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Russ Slifer

The USPTO recently launched a new pilot program that will allow appellants with multiple ex parte appeals pending before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to expedite review of one appeal in return for withdrawing another appeal. This pilot program—a first for the PTAB—offers several advantages while being simple to use. 

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Update on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative

Thu, 2015-07-23 10:20 A guest blog post by Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality Valencia Martin Wallace explains how the USPTO takes all ideas and suggestions provided in the recent internal Patent Forums seriously, and is making improvements in all aspects of patent quality. Read More