Monday, April 20, 2015 - 16:36
The U.S. patent system was designed for a specific purpose. It was designed to give the individual the right to own an invention, just like an author has the right to own a book, and it's there for an incentive. What that does is it incentivizes incredible risk-taking by thousands of inventors around the country all trying to do incredible things. Very few inventors make it, but the ones that do, change the world.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 16:19
Adding uncertainty and costs to getting and maintaining patents will be the largest single cost of the decline of innovation and therefore the economy in this country that I've seen in my lifetime.

- Representative Thomas Massie

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 21:09
More than 300 people packed into Austin’s historic Driskill Hotel on Sunday, March 15th to watch the patent-focused documentary, Inventing to Nowhere.

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 16:54

“As Congress considers legislation to address abusive patent litigation, we believe it is imperative that your decisions be informed by reliable data that accurately reflect the real-world performance of the U.S. patent system.” – Letter from top economics and law professors

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 12:47

Today, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the STRONG Patents Act of 2015, a bill aimed at reducing patent litigation abuse while strengthening the patent system itself in order to sustain American leadership in innovation.
Among other measures, the bill would:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:59
What are the real facts about patent litigation?

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 09:27
By now you know that a strong patent system helps protect American inventors by ensuring that their intellectual property is not easily stolen or knocked off by foreign competitors. However, what you may not know is that the implications of protecting patents goes beyond the livelihood of the inventor; it affects the U.S. economy on a broad scale. Millions of Americans depend on organizations in IP-intensive industries to provide them with jobs. These are the jobs that fuel America’s economic engine and help our nation to build, grow, and prosper.