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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 10:28 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. Read More

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

Update on SBA’s 7(a) Loan Program

Thu, 2015-07-23 00:00

Editor’s Note:  The Small Business Administration welcomes last night’s Senate action to raise the 7(a) Program authorization ceiling to $23.5 billion.  We thank the...

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7 Tedious Office Tasks You Can and Should Automate

Thu, 2015-07-23 00:00

Why work harder when you can work smarter instead?
Several office tasks are perfect candidates to automate -- without sacrificing the well being of your business. 
In fact, some of...

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