This week in the Washington DC IP activities, House of Representatives committees will hold hearings focusing on the Department of Energy’s role in advancing biomedical sciences, kickstarting military defense innovation, promoting workers’ civil rights in the digital age and reviewing the SBIR and STTR small business innovation funding programs. On Thursday, other House committees will explore advances in carbon capture technology as well as the Department of Homeland Security’s use of facial recognition technologies. Elsewhere in D.C., the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation will host FCC Chairman Ajit Pai as he announces the agency’s plans for a C-band spectrum auction to support the development of 5G mobile networks.
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