biss75x75WHO: The Computer & Communications Industry Association, Alderman Michele Smith (43rd) and panelists representing tech companies, Congressional offices and Loyola University Chicago

WHAT: Patent Trolls and Chicago's Tech Community: What's at Stake, a roundtable discussion of "patent trolling," which refers to the practice of fraudulently threatening to sue businesses for alleged patent violations. The "patent troll" may not own the patent at all, the patent may have expired and/or the victim company may not be engaged in any illegal use of the patented technology.

State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) has introduced Senate Bill 3405, which passed the state Senate last week, to make this type of patent fraud illegal in Illinois.

WHEN: Friday, April 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Orbitz Headquarters, 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1900

Category: Latest

032614 js 0741CLSPRINGFIELD — State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) issued the following statement after hearing the governor's budget proposals:

I appreciate the severity of the fiscal situation laid out by the governor in his speech today. Legislators have had to make tough choices, reducing spending by $5.7 billion during the past five years and cutting essential services, education spending and infrastructure investment. There are more tough choices ahead of us, especially as we grapple with potential changes to our tax policy.

These conversations will be difficult but important, and I stand ready to work with the governor and my colleagues in the General Assembly to do what is hard but necessary – on both the revenue and spending sides of the ledger.

Category: Latest

SKOKIE — State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, State Representative Laura Fine (D-Glenview) and Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) will host an Affordable Care Act Special Enrollment Day on Saturday, March 15. This year’s enrollment period for obtaining health insurance through Illinois’ insurance marketplace, Get Covered Illinois, ends March 31.

  • WHO: Free to the general public
  • WHAT: An opportunity to obtain health coverage by enrolling in a health insurance plan or Medicaid through the Illinois insurance marketplace. Navigators will be on hand to answer questions and assist in the enrollment process.
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Saturday, March 15
  • WHERE: Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road

 

Those interested in participating can call (855) 744-6878 to RSVP or visit www.GetCoveredIllinois.com for more information.

Category: Latest

SKOKIE — State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), State Representative Laura Fine (D-Glenview) and State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) will host a discussion of pressing environmental issues facing Illinois, including fracking, climate change, renewable energy and coal.

  • WHO: Sen. Biss, Rep. Fine and Rep. Gabel joined by representatives of the Illinois Environmental Council, the Sierra Club, the Center for Neighborhood Technology, the Environmental Law and Policy Center and the Natural Resources Defense Council
  • WHAT: Environmental Forum
  • WHEN: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13
  • WHERE: Lakeview Room, Glenview Park Center,  2400 Chestnut Ave., Glenview
Category: Latest

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