Lobbying

Apple Spent Record $2.5 Million Lobbying Congress in Q1

According to its disclosure made public Wednesday night, Apple spent a record $2.5 million lobbying Congress in the first quarter of 2022, CNBC News reports. Apple’s Q1 spending, which reflects a more than 34% increase from the previous quarter, is partly due to the mounting pressure on the iPhone maker in the U.S. and overseas as...

Apple Increases Lobbying Spending as it Focuses on Mobile Payments

Apple’s lobbying report shows some heavy petitioning Washington during the first three months of the calendar year, Bloomberg has uncovered. The company has spent $1.24 million, up 16% compared to the same period the previous year, when a similar report showed ‘only’ $1.07 million. This year Apple has focused on issues related to mobile payments,...

Apple Spent $2.9 Million Lobbying Washington in 2014

Apple has increased its spending on lobbying the government, although the $2.9 million spent in Washington is still minor compared to other tech companies such as Microsoft and Google, who took the crown this time: The search giant spent $13.7 million on US lobbying in 2014 (via Bloomberg). While Apple "avoided" the capital while Jobs was CEO,...

Apple & Other U.S. Companies Form a New Patent Lobby Group

Apple, Microsoft and a bunch of other major U.S. companies have formed a new lobbying group called the Partnership for American Innovation, which is aimed at pushing back some changes proposed to the existing patent system by members of the Congress. According to Reuters’ report, the group claims that suggested measures would 'hinder protection of valuable inventions'. Other companies...

Verizon Hires Consultant To Lobby Ottawa, But Not Planning To Enter Canada

According to a new entry in the federal lobbyist registry, the U.S. wireless giant Verizon Communications Inc. has hired a consultant to lobby the federal government on telecom policy. However, the company has revealed that the move is related to "serving its existing U.S. customers" and not to set up shop as Canada’s fourth major wireless provider, the Financial Post...

Blackberry Planning To Lobby Government On Foreign-Takeover Rules

Blackberry is planning on lobbying the Canadian Government over foreign takeover rules, in the light of some unconfirmed reports that company takeover by a major Canadian firm or investor is unlikely to happen, reports Bloomberg. According to the records, Blackberry registered with the federal lobbyist registry on Sept. 6 to discuss the Investment Canada Act with...