This week in Washington-area IP events, the House of Representatives hosts a trio of hearings on Wednesday related to technology and innovation. The full House Science Committee also will explore reasons why the U.S. competitive advantage in technological development has been waning, and that committee’s Subcommittee on Communications will follow with a hearing that focuses on ways to improve broadband Internet adoption across American households. On Wednesday afternoon, the House Space Subcommittee will markup a NASA authorization bill that devotes resources towards a manned mission to Mars. On Thursday, the House Financial Technology Task Force will review the rise of mobile payment technology. Elsewhere in our nation’s capital, The Brookings Institution hosts an event to look at strategies for supporting technological innovation and development across a more geographically diverse swath of the United States.
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