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An Assessment of the Impact of Covered Business Methods Proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on the US Economy
Report Published on September 16, 2020

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) are crucial aspects of the US system of intellectual property protection. The AIA and PTAB reduce the need for patent litigation, reducing costs and generating substantial economic benefits. One type of patent which has been protected involves covered business methods (CBM). CBM patents deal with methods or corresponding apparatus for performing data processing or other operations used in the practice, administration, or management of a financial product or service. (Technological inventions are excluded from CBM.)

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Texas, Our Texas: An Assessment of Economic Development Programs and Prospects in the Lone Star State
Report Published on November 25, 2002

In a remarkable odyssey of almost two centuries, a rugged and remote frontier outpost named for one of its many native tribes has been transformed into a major center of high technology and international commerce. From cattle to cotton to oil to electronics, Texas has repeatedly reoriented its business complex to meet evolving needs and circumstances. Even given the Lone Star State's remarkable capacity to adjust, the current period is one of unprecedented challenges (and opportunities).

Which factors contributed to Texas' high ranking in a list of best states to do business?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 27, 2019

Forbes Magazine out with its annual ranking of best states in the US to do business in, and Dr. Perryman says Texas came in second.

Why did Texas rank second in a list of states' overall business climate?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 19, 2019

Texas falls to number two in CNBC's annual ranking of states' overall business climate.

What will it take for Texas to remain atop the list in business climate?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 20, 2017

The International Economic Development Council ranks Texas first again in business climate. Here's Dr. Perryman.

What could be behind Texas' lower ranking in CNBC's annual list of states for business?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 14, 2017

The results of CNBC's annual ranking of the states for business finds Texas in an unusual spot. Dr. Perryman says we slipped to number 4 - and there's more.

What caused Texas' overall low ranking in the US News and World Report's state rankings?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on March 02, 2017

US News and World Report is out with new state-by-state rankings, and Dr. Perryman says while Texas was first in business climate, there is some less promising news.

How did Texas fare in Forbes Magazine's annual business competitiveness ranking?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 30, 2016

Forbes Magazine is out with its annual ranking of the states when it comes to business competitiveness, and Texas moved up from number 6 to number 4.

What are the culprits behind the nation's sluggish gross domestic product?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 23, 2016

Dr. Perryman says recent statistics on the nation's sluggish gross domestic product identify the culprits as inventories and business investment.

Is New York better suited for business expansion than Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 18, 2016

New York has embarked on a new campaign with the message that the Empire State has a more open society than Texas and might be better suited for business expansion.