What is efficient infringement? According to Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP), efficient infringement occurs when a company deliberately chooses to infringe a patent because it is cheaper to fight off a legal challenge from an inventor than it is to license the patent. This practice is especially harmful to small inventors and innovators and it undermines our broader innovation economy.
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 07:17
In February, a diverse group of patent and IP experts gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Inventing America 2019 Conference to discuss the future of America’s innovation economy — particularly what can be done to strengthen our ailing patent system. Below, we share five videos featuring some of these experts sharing their view of what needs to be done.
Clarify What Can and Cannot Be Patented – Mike Schwartz, SVP, IP Litigation at TiVo Corporation
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 16:43
In February, a group of policymakers and IP experts gathered at the Inventing America 2019 conference to discuss the steps necessary to restore America’s place as the global patent and innovation leader.
Below we highlight several key quotes from policymakers at the conference that underscore the importance of strengthening intellectual property protections and patent rights in driving our innovation economy and promoting U.S. competitiveness.
Director Andrei Iancu, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 16:20
Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 10:17
2018 was a significant year in patent news. In this post, we share four key moments that you should know about.
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 16:34
In February of 2018, attorney Andrei Iancu assumed his new role as the Director of the United States Patent Office. Since then, Director Iancu has proven himself a champion for inventors. Here are 5 quotes you should read that outline his view in strengthening the patent system.
Director Iancu is a true champion of the U.S. patent system and strong IP rights
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 14:57
Patents matter. But it’s not just the small-time inventor in the garage that feels the benefit of patent and IP ownership. Startups, small business, American workers, and the overall U.S. economy all benefit from a strong patent system. Here are 7 facts showing the power of patents and intellectual property:
- Patents Increase Startups’ Employment Growth
Approval of a startup’s first patent increases its employment growth by 36% on average over five years.1
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 13:12
As mentioned in our last blog post, four pro-patent bills have been introduced recently in Congress to address the weakened state of our nation’s patent system. Below are several steps you can take to encourage Congress to take action on this critical issue and to support efforts to strengthen patent protections for American inventors.
Send Your Representatives an e-Letter