Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 19, 2011

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President Obama signed the America Invents Act, changing the country’s patent laws for the first time in years. Obama hopes the new laws will expedite the patent review process and help create more jobs. The reform still won’t stop major tech companies from going to patent war. In other news, AT&T debuted its 4G Long-Term Evolution network in five major cities. Antonio, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston are now covered, with plans to bring the service to 15 total cities by year’s end. Without the T-Mobile merger, it will be hard for AT&T to catch up to Verizon’s already 143 cities. And finally, Verizon is beginning to throttle connections of high-bandwidth users who’ve been grandfathered in to unlimited 3G data plans. If you’re in the top 5% of data consuming users, expect slower speeds when on heavily trafficked networks.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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