Why Does This Matter?
For more than 200 years, our patent system has fueled America as a leader in innovation. We need to protect inventors, universities, innovators, start-ups, research institutions, incubators and small businesses whose incentive to keep innovating would disappear if they can’t prevent large companies or foreign competitors from stealing their ideas. Inventions are often the results of years of hard work and expensive research and development. Inventors rely on strong patents to protect their ideas and their livelihood.
Weakening our patent system will…
- Undermine job creation in the U.S.
- Weaken our competitive edge in the global marketplace
- Reduce investor confidence – thus weakening our economy
Who Does This Affect?
We need to protect inventors, universities, innovators, start-ups, research institutions, incubators and small businesses who often find themselves infringed on by large companies.