If you’ve been following patent and IP news recently, you may have heard that Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the STRONGER PATENTS Act in the House of Representatives last month. This is the House version of the bill that Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced in the Senate in 2017.
This bipartisan piece of legislation has garnered support from a broad and diverse coalition of organizations – representing inventors, universities, life science companies, small businesses, taxpayer advocates, venture capitalists and many others – all concerned with protecting the rights of inventors and ensuring our patent system continues to help drive America’s economic prosperity.
You can see a list of some of these organizations and read their statements of support here.
If you would like to read more about why this legislation is important, we recommend the following articles:
- The Hill, “Protecting American Innovation,” by Representatives Steve Stivers and Bill Foster, 3/20/18
- Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, “The STRONGER Patents Act: The House Receives Its Own Legislation to Protect Our Innovation Economy,” by David Lund, 3/20/18
- IPWatchdog, “STRONGER Patents Act Introduced in House, Seeks to Strengthen a Crippled Patent System,” by Steve Brachmann, 3/26/18
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