Public Policy

CONNECT advocates for innovation coast to coast by working with policy makers and elected officials who are leading the charge to push our national innovation economy forward.

FUNDING GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH

CONNECT works to ensure that federal funding to the region is expanded driving groundbreaking new research.
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

CONNECT supports a strong patent system and opposes measures that would undermine job creation and the capability of emerging companies to innovate.
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TAX REFORM

CONNECT supports a tax code that encourages innovation by simplifying reporting requirements and enhancing business growth through smart incentives.
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21st CENTURY WORKFORCE

America's future depends on a workforce that meets the demands of the innovation economy. CONNECT supports reforming the H1-B visa program closing the innovation gap to drive tomorrow's disruptive ideas to market.
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FUNDING GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH

CONNECT works to ensure that federal funding to the region is expanded driving groundbreaking new research. More Info

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

CONNECT supports a strong patent system and opposes measures that would undermine job creation and the capability of emerging companies to innovate. More Info

TAX REFORM

CONNECT supports a tax code that encourages innovation by simplifying reporting requirements and enhancing business growth through smart incentives. More Info

21st CENTURY WORKFORCE

America's future depends on a workforce that meets the demands of the innovation economy. CONNECT supports reforming the H1-B visa program closing the innovation gap to drive tomorrow's disruptive ideas to market. More Info

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SELECTED ELECTED OFFICIAL & GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

Featured are a selection of the hard-working representatives we collaborate with to make San Diego, and the nation, a stronger place to build businesses that change lives.

Senator
Joel Anderson
California State Senate, District 38
Assemblymember
Brian Jones
California, Assembly District 71
Regional Advocate
Yvonne Lee
U.S. Small Business Administration, Region IX
Representative
Darrell Issa
U.S. Congress, California District 49
Senator
Ben Hueso
California State Senate, District 40
Assembly Speaker
Toni Atkins
California, District 78
Councilmember
Mark Kersey
City of San Diego, District 5
Representative Ambassador
Michael Froman
U.S. Trade Commission
Secretary of Labor
Tom Perez
U.S. Department of Labor
Councilmember
David Alvarez
City of San Diego, District 8

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......... February 21st 2019

Frameworks Workshop: IP Track - Business Aspects of Patents 2019

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW Intellectual property plays a seminal role in the success of many companies. While adequately protecting innovation is a major economic driver, as with any valuable asset, if it is...
......... March 21st 2019

Frameworks Workshop: IP Track - Enforcement of Patents 2019

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW As both a sword and a shield, strong, commercially meaningful patent protection is a cornerstone to the survival of innovator companies. Although not always a preferred approach,...