Found 3 article(s) for author 'Small Business'

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act: A Preliminary Examination of its Impact on Small Businesses

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act: A Preliminary Examination of its Impact on Small Businesses. Josh Lerner, June 2015, Paper. “The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) was enacted into law on Sept. 16, 2011. Section 3 of the AIA amended U.S. patent law by changing the “first-to-invent” (FTI) system to a “first-inventor-to-file” (FITF) system, arguably the most substantive change in U.S. patent law since the Patent Act of 1952. Cognizant of the potential economic effects of this change, Congress mandated in AIA that the Small Business Administration (SBA) conduct a study of the impact of the law…Link

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The State of Small Business Lending: Credit Access During the Recovery and How Technology May Change the Game

The State of Small Business Lending: Credit Access During the Recovery and How Technology May Change the Game. Karen Mills and Brayden McCarthy, July 22, 2014, Paper. “Small businesses are core to America’s economic competitiveness. Not only do they employ half of the nation’s private sector workforce—about 120 million people—but since 1995 they have created approximately two-thirds of the net new jobs in our country…” Link

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