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AH&LA Unveils 2015 Policy Agenda

AH&LA Unveils 2015 Policy Agenda

Without a doubt, 2015 will be a good year for the hotel industry. More united and engaged than ever before, we are poised to build on the success of the past 12 months. In 2014, AH&LA achieved its largest membership ...

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Patent Reform Can’t Wait

Patent Reform Can’t Wait

As we look ahead to the new Congress, there is much speculation about gridlock and entrenched political warfare. However, both parties should find common ground in ending the egregious abuses of our patent system by so-called patent trolls. Patent trolls ...

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Assessing the Midterms’ Impact on Lodging

Assessing the Midterms’ Impact on Lodging

The new Senate Republican Majority, combined with a larger House Republican Majority, will significantly alter the policy landscape for the business community and the lodging industry, says the government affairs team at AH&LA. The association anticipates a busy year legislatively ...

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Lodging Industry Supports Patent Reform Bill

Lodging Industry Supports Patent Reform Bill

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Committee member Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined together Nov. 18 to introduce legislation to protect businesses and innovators who are being improperly targeted by so-called “patent trolls.” The Patent Transparency and Improvements ...

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Hotels Seek Patent Reform

Hotels Seek Patent Reform

Last month, the American Hotel and Lodging Association was one of 50 organizations that signed a letter to Congress requesting reform for patent abuse. According to Kevin Maher, senior vice president of governmental affairs for AH&LA, patent trolls are no ...

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