Large corporations that steal ideas and innovations – we call them Patent Pirates. Too often, Big Tech are the offenders, infringing on inventor’s patents in deliberate and damaging ways. As inventors, we need to protect each other.
That’s why we support the STRONGER Patents Act. This bipartisan bill, introduced by Senator Coons (D-DE) and Senator Cotton (R-AR) in the Senate, and Representative Stivers (R-OH) and Representative Foster (D-IL) in the House, will restore the protections our inventors, universities, and start-ups need to stop patent pirates in their tracks.
When Patent Pirates steal inventors’ ideas, they stifle American innovation and competition. If a patent doesn’t protect an invention in the marketplace or enable competition, why should inventors keep inventing? And why would investors take the risk of investing?
Unfortunately, recent harmful legislation, regulations, and court decisions have weakened U.S. patent rights, resulting in an uncertain and unfair playing field. These changes on behalf of Big Tech have benefited corporate players and hurt small inventors.
Strong patent rights promote economic security, US competitiveness, and a robust innovation economy. That’s why we support: