Last month, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and Representatives reintroduced The STRONGER Patents Act to fight the decline of the U.S. patent system. The legislation, which already has 6 cosponsors in the Senate and 19 cosponsors in the House, aims to reverse harmful congressional actions and court decisions that have led to lowered confidence in patent protections among small inventors, innovators, and investors.
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 12:47
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 08:23
Since the Supreme Court’s 2014 Alice decision it has been unclear what is or is not eligible for patent protection in the U.S. This has led to many American inventors, innovators, and investors abandoning inventions and critical R&D, and given a leg up to U.S. competitors. Without clarity about what is patentable, the innovation that has driven our country forward for 230 years will come to a screeching halt.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:19
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