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An Assessment of the Potential Impact of Expanding Inter Partes Review (IPR) Under the America Invents Act on the US Economy
Report Published on September 23, 2021

Innovation has long been recognized as the key factor supporting US economic growth and competitiveness. A critical element of the infrastructure facilitating product development and commercialization is the system that protects intellectual property and encourages its widespread adoption and implementation. The current framework that facilitates this process includes the LeahySmith America Invents Act (AIA) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The AIA and PTAB reduce the need for and cost of patent litigation, reducing transaction costs and generating substantial economic benefits. Potential expansion of the AIA to further enhance its applicability could lead to notable additional gains.

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The Catalyst for Creativity and the Incubator for Progress: The Arts, Culture, and the Texas Economy
Report Published on January 06, 2001

The legacy of all great civilizations is in large measure the art they leave behind. It is little wonder that when the 100 most influential persons of the past millennium were named, about one-fourth of them were representatives of the cultural arts.

What are some positive and negative impacts of many individuals leaving their jobs?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 07, 2021

Dr. Perryman responds to the high numbers from September and explains some underlying causes and what that will mean moving forward. 

How did the economy do in the 3rd quarter?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on October 30, 2020

Dr. Perryman breaks down the factors behind the 3rd quarter economic growth. 

Why is the labor force participation rate declining?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 19, 2019

You've likely heard about the labor force participation rate declining in monthly job reports. Dr. Perryman says there is a logical explanation: After a worker turns 64, they are no longer counted as employed.

How will the relocation of Charles Schwab's headquarters boost the North Texas financial sector?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 07, 2019

Charles Schwab intends to merge with TD Ameritrade, but more importantly, the low-cost stock trader plans to move its corporate headquarters from California to Texas.

Why does Texas lead the nation in the number of startups?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 15, 2019

For the second year in a row, Dr. Perryman says Texas leads the nation in the number of startups.

How could economic incentives help a Texas city win the bid for a second Amazon headquarters?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 11, 2017

Amazon's announcement that it is looking for a site to host a second headquarters has several Texas cities bidding for the 50,000 jobs it will mean. Dr. Perryman says economic incentives will be key.

Which three Texas cities represent 10% of US housing starts, and what does this mean for the areas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 23, 2017

Recent housing data reveals a phenomenal statistic, and Dr. Perryman says it mirrors what we have seen reflected in other economic data.

What does the economic growth rate in the first quarter indicate?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on April 28, 2017

The economy grew at an anemic 0.7% in the first quarter. Dr. Perryman says while the report coincides with Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, it has little to do with the president's performance.