Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 11:34

Why is Congress considering patent reform legislation that will chill R&D investment, devalue patents and create an unfairly balanced environment for large infringers vs. small inventors? That was the theme on April 1, when Bloomberg Government held an in-depth panel discussion in Washington, DC about the potential overhaul of the patent system. The discussion had panelists from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Federal Trade Commission, Association of American Universities, Samsung Electronics, and more.

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 15:39

Save the Inventor will be hosting a tweet chat on April 28, 2014. We have serious concerns that some of the measures under consideration far exceed what is necessary to target abusive patent litigation. Come join us as we discuss the current patent legislation before Congress.
Patent Reform Chat Details
Date: Monday, April 28th
Time: 4 pm EST
Moderator: @SavetheInventor
Hashtag: #patentsmatter

Special Guests:

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 16:13
This week’s roundup contains a commentary piece from KyForward, Kentucky’s user generated news network, explaining the risk that patent reform will take power away from independent inventors, making them unable to enforce their IP. In the Star Tribune, an op-ed piece touches on how HR3309 was passed in a single hearing, without even one independent inventor there to testify, as well as the damaging effects the legislation could have on American inventors.

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 09:19

A special meeting with White House IP counsel Colleen Chien and patent holding companies was held this week to discuss an initiative to make prior art holdings more accessible for officials at the Patent and Trademark Office. This would reduce the number of patents granted, which would therefore improve overall patent quality and limit potential for abusive litigation.

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 11:29

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:

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 08:38

Patent reform has the potential to weaken the United States Patent System. Weakening our patent integrity would have a direct effect on independent inventors, small entities, employment rates and the U.S. economy, not to mention our global influence.

Watch this video of Dr. Greg Raleigh, Founder & CEO of ItsOn, talk about the U.S. Patent System and how patents incentivize incredible risk for innovators across the country.

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:46

Attempts to stop frivolous Patent Assertion Entities, pose big risks to the economic engine surrounding invention and innovation. Dean Kamen, one of America’s great inventors says, “if the U.S. government doesn't increase incentives to invent, the country will lose its edge.”

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 09:27
There have been a number of erroneous "facts" and statements made that have influenced the dialogue in Washington, and around the country, about why patent reform is needed. We've created this infographic to help stop the spread of misinformation.