This week in Washington IP news, both houses of Congress are quiet as they enter scheduled work periods. Among policy institutes focused on IP and tech topics, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation explores legislative efforts to fund broadband Internet infrastructure in rural America, New America discusses a new initiative at Georgia State University to encourage data literacy curricula nationwide, and the Center for Strategic & International Studies hosts a pair of events discussing threats to U.S. technological dominance posed by China’s Digital Silk Road and the control of 5G mobile wireless networks by Chinese firms like Huawei. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will also host the latest Innovation Chat by the National Council for Expanding American Innovation, as well as the agency’s inaugural Women Veterans Small Business Summit.

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