Adam Mossoff Explains Why Patents Matter to Job Creation, Competitiveness, and National Security

Friday, Jun 5th, 2020

Adam Mossoff is a law professor at the Antonin Scalia School of Law, George Mason University where he teaches a range of classes covering intellectual property. Widely regarded as an authority in IP theory and policy, Mr. Mossoff is frequently called upon to provide testimony before Congress. Read his bio here.


Why Patents Matter to Job Creation, Competitiveness, and National Security

“Patents have always mattered to U.S. job creation, economic competitiveness, and national security. They have long been a driver of the U.S. innovation economy from the very beginning with the first patent Act of 1790. Historical studies and economic studies have repeatedly and consistently shown that patent systems that provide for injunctive relief, free licensing, and other commercialization activities and the protection of these vital property rights by judges and other government officials limited by the rule of law is an essential key ingredient to growing innovation economies, job growth, and ultimately flourishing societies, which is exactly what's happened in the United States.”




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