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Rep. Judy Chu, D-CA

'PATENT TROLLS' EXAMINED AT HEARING
updated 11/05/13 09:21 AM
Congresswoman Recognizes CUs
Last week the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3309, the “Innovation Act,” which would improve the patent system to promote American innovation and competitiveness legislation offered by Reps. Judy Chu, D-CA, and Darrell Issa, R-CA.

While introducing her legislation, Chu expressed concern about patent troll abuses and their effects on local institutions, including the credit unions in her district. In her statement, Chu formally recognized how abuses in the current system forced "local credit unions in Southern California… to settle in a lawsuit over features on their websites."

Three weeks ago, while the federal government was shut down, Chu's staff met with representatives of the California Credit Union League to fully understand the impact patent trolls were having on credit unions and the threat they pose to their operations, especially at a time when many credit unions are returning to good financial condition.

Click here to read Chu's full statement entered into the Congressional Record.

 
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'BIG DATA' SPOTLIGHT: RISK OR REWARD updated 10/22/14 12:06 PM
Three Panelists Share Opinions
With Alessandro Acquisti as moderator, Wednesday’s audience was treated to a lively discussion—and a bit of back-and-forth debate—on the use of “big data” at credit unions and its ramifications.

SPEAKER DELVES INTO DATA PRIVACY updated 10/22/14 11:57 AM
The Credit Union Connection
As the Big Data Panel during REACH 2014 kicked off on Wednesday, it was apparent “big data” is everywhere and infiltrates all facets of our lives. But how much do consumers value their privacy, and what does it mean for credit unions?

SOCIAL CHARM: INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS updated 10/22/14 07:59 AM
Chen Lizra at REACH
“Engagement” is one of the top buzz words circulating around REACH 2014—and TED speaker, business consultant, and author Chen Lizra shared some unique insights during the general session on Tuesday. Her buzz word: “social charm.”

INNOVATION PANEL SPURS TAKE-AWAYS updated 10/22/14 05:21 PM
Three CU Industry Perspectives
Attendees at REACH 2014 received a plethora of ideas from Tuesday’s innovation panel to take back to their credit unions—not the least of which included more interaction between employees and leaders, and free-flow of ideas from the bottom up.