Opinions and Editorials

Apr. 13, 2022

RealClearPolicy: The Biden Administration’s Confusion on Big Tech by Bob Pavey

Even as bipartisan support grows in Congress for legislation aimed at curbing the economic power of Big Tech, the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice, with tacit support from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is trying to push through a shift in policy that would increase significantly the ability of those same technology giants to thwart competition from smaller innovators and competitors. This bizarre anomaly came at a time when there was not even a Senate-confirmed leader at USPTO or NIST, suggesting that the real push may be coming from the White House and is more about politics than substance.