July 9, 2014

The National Retail Federation performed an internal shuffle, first by hiring Paul Martino as VP and senior policy counsel and second by promoting Beth Provenzano to VP for Federal Government Relations.

December 30, 2013

On Dec. 5, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Innovation Act by a largely bipartisan vote of 325 to 91. The legislation, which is sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlattee (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, exacts a substantial blow against patent trolls who, in recent years, have gone after the retail industry with outlandish patent infringement claims.