Commerce Department

Regional Patent Office To Open In Silicon ValleyThe federal government is opening regional patent offices in Silicon Valley and three other areas as part of efforts to reduce a backlog and hire experts not willing to move to the Washington area.
New Federal Report Calls For Online Privacy Bill Of RightsThe Commerce Department is calling for the creation of a “privacy bill of rights” for Internet users to set ground rules for companies that collect consumer data online and use that information for marketing and other purposes.
Economy Slows As Trade Gap Widens