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

Patents have helped shape the American economic and cultural landscape as we know it for over 200 years. Inventors and entrepreneurs continue to see the value of IP and patents, especially as our country continues to compete for technological innovation on a global scale.

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 14:57

Patents matter. But it’s not just the small-time inventor in the garage that feels the benefit of patent and IP ownership. Startups, small business, American workers, and the overall U.S. economy all benefit from a strong patent system. Here are 7 facts showing the power of patents and intellectual property:

  1. Patents Increase Startups’ Employment Growth

Approval of a startup’s first patent increases its employment growth by 36% on average over five years.1