Weekly Patent News Highlights 2/18/14 – 2/20/14

Friday, Feb 21st, 2014

Innovators are finally speaking up and joining forces in the fight against patent reform. This week, over 2000 independent inventors signed a letter to Congress expressing their deep concern over the proposed legislation.

Despite good intentions, current legislation still contains provisions that are deeply troubling to many stakeholders. Universities, engineers, small businesses, manufacturers, venture capitalists, and inventors have read between the lines:

“These legislative proposals as written will shift power from everyday inventors and small businesses to larger, better-financed companies.”
 
Check out this week’s highlights from Save The Inventor:

Minnesota Post Op-Ed: Senate must rework reform bill to protect patent system and avoid unintended consequences

Huffington Post: It’s Time for Congress to Stop the War on Inventors

InsideCounsel: IP: Maybe we should let the dust settle or the swirling vortex of patent reform

The Hill: White House asks for help on patent reform

POLITICO: White House pushes forward with patent reforms