Jul 02, 2014
CEA: Next Head of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should be a Proponent of Patent Litigation Reform
The following statement can be attributed to Michael Petricone, senior vice president of Government and Legal Affairs at the Consumer Electronics Association® regarding the nomination of the next executive director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: “We are concerned, and frankly puzzled, by the potential nomination of Philip Johnson as executive director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office."
Jul 02, 2014
CEA Applauds Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Gov. McAuliffe for Reversing Ban on Uber, Lyft
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®: “We are encouraged by reports that the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is taking steps to allow innovative transportation network providers Uber and Lyft to operate in the Commonwealth. As we noted from the moment the DMV issued a ‘cease-and-desist’ order to these companies, denying them the ability to operate in Virginia is anti-consumer, anti-jobs and directly at odds with Virginia’s reputation as a pro-business state."
Jun 26, 2014
CEA Remembers Innovative Retailer and CE Hall of Fame Inductee, Richard Sharp
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® mourns the passing of Richard Sharp, former president and CEO of electronics retailer, Circuit City. Sharp led the company through its period of greatest growth and helped to make it one of the nation’s premier big box superstore retailers. In 2008, Sharp was inducted into CEA’s CE Hall of Fame for his leadership and unique vision. The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA: Full Release
Jun 26, 2014
CEA Earns Hearing Loss Association of America’s National Access Award
Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® received the Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) 2014 National Access Award in recognition of CEA’s continued advocacy for emerging technologies that help improve the lives of people with hearing loss. HLAA is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss and promotes new technology, medical research and legislation that will alleviate the effects of hearing loss. Full Release
Jun 25, 2014
CEA: Supreme Court’s Aereo Ruling Disappointing But Narrow Focus and Affirmation of Sony Betamax Fair Use Doctrine Provide Some Solace For Innovation
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in the American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo Inc. case: “We are disappointed that the Supreme Court today ruled against innovator Aereo, but are pleased the Court said it favored future innovation and specifically referred to the Sony Betamax principles of fair use as a safety valve for new services and technologies. We especially appreciate Justice Scalia’s powerful dissent describing how innovation is often opposed by incumbents who make false, ‘the sky is falling’ predictions about the future.
Jun 24, 2014
Consumer Sentiment on Economy and Tech Spending Reaches 2014 Highs, According to CEA Indexes
Consumer confidence toward both the overall economy and technology spending saw solid increases in June and reached their highest levels of 2014, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®.