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Dream to Reality – Helping Inventors Patent New Technologies

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Small businesses and independent inventors both serve a vital role in our nation’s economy. And, helping those with limited resources is an important goal of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The USPTO’s Patent Pro Bono Program provides free legal assistance to financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses interested in securing patent protection for their...

The Employment Impact of Autonomous Vehicles

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The expected introduction of autonomous, or “self-driving,” vehicles (AVs) promises to have a potentially profound impact on labor demand. This paper explores this potential effect by identifying the occupations most likely to be directly affected by the business adoption of autonomous vehicles. In 2015, 15.5 million U.S. workers were employed in occupations that could be affected (to varying...

The Employment Impact of Autonomous Vehicles

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The expected introduction of autonomous, or “self-driving,” vehicles (AVs) promises to have a potentially profound impact on labor demand. This paper explores this potential effect by identifying the occupations most likely to be directly affected by the business adoption of autonomous vehicles. In 2015, 15.5 million U.S. workers were employed in occupations that could be affected (to varying...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination on Aluminum Foil From the People's Republic of China

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of aluminum foil from the People’s Republic of China (China), preliminary finding that Chinese exporters of aluminum foil received countervailing subsidies 16.56 to 80.97 percent. The Commerce Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determinations of Silicon Metal from Australia, Brazil and Kazakhstan

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of silicon metal from Australia, Brazil and Kazakhstan, preliminarily finding that silicon metal exporters from these markets received countervailable subsidies of 16.23 percent, 3.69 to 52.07 percent, and 120 percent, respectively. The Commerce...

Helping Americans Reach their Potential through Expanded Apprenticeships

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In connection with American Dream Week (July 31 – August 4, 2017), the U.S. Department of Commerce is proud to highlight the important role Commerce agencies play in creating jobs and economic opportunities in American communities across the nation. “America’s capabilities are limitless and America’s workers are unmatched” – President Donald J. Trump President Trump is committed to increasing...

EDA’s Revolving Loan Program: Helping Entrepreneurs Achieve the American Dream of Business Ownership

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In connection with American Dream Week (July 31 – August 4, 2017), the U.S. Department of Commerce is proud to highlight the important role Commerce agencies play in creating jobs and economic opportunities in American communities across the nation. Obtaining the capital needed to start or grow a business can often be an impediment to entrepreneurs looking to achieve the American Dream of business...

Inspiring Young Minds to be Innovators and Pursue their Dreams

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In connection with American Dream Week (July 31 – August 4, 2017), the U.S. Department of Commerce is proud to highlight the important role Commerce agencies play in creating jobs and economic opportunities in American communities across the nation Blog by Joe Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO At Camp...