Apple CEO Tim Cook met with at least one U.S. senator during his trip to Washington D.C. earlier this week. The Hill reports Cook had a chat with Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, the chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force.
Cook is believed to have met with Hatch to discuss the senator’s innovation agenda for the upcoming 114th Congress, convening in January 2015. Hatch’s plan addresses several critical technology issues, such as abusive patent litigation, protecting trade secrets, modernizing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, strengthening cybersecurity, reforming immigration policy for high-skilled workers, reducing regulatory and tax burdens for innovators, and removing barriers to digital trade.
It is unknown if Cook met with any other officials during his visit to D.C.
Cook did take time out during his D.C. trip to visit a Georgetown Apple store to mark World AIDS Day. (RED) CEO Deborah Dugan accompanied Cook on his visit to the store, and both Dugan and Cook tweeted photos from their visit.