Yahoo Finance Op-Ed: New CFTC proposal could jeopardize the IP lifeblood of many businesses

Yahoo Finance Op-Ed: New CFTC proposal could jeopardize the IP lifeblood of many businesses
Countless companies around the world have developed and perfected sophisticated and multifaceted algorithms which are the intellectual property (IP) lifeblood of their business. Imagination and innovation have enabled thousands of these companies to conquer the free market and be prosperous. In the US, however, that extremely valuable commodity—intellectual property—could be jeopardized if a government agency (ironically, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission—CFTC) succeeds in doing what they propose.