Patents are crucial to the U.S. economy. That’s what Paul R. Michel, former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, told members of the U.S House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee. Both in-person and in supplemental testimony, Michel strongly urged Congress to strengthen the patent system in order to support the nation’s economy.
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 05:00
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 18:49
Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar published an insightful and well-researched column in October that highlighted the importance of strong patent protections to the U.S. economy. She wrote:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:51
Save the Inventor and its allies are committed to protecting small inventors, innovators, and businesses in the United States against overbroad patent legislation that threatens to weaken the patent system.
Over the last few years, there has been a consistent narrative from anti-patent organizations and companies claiming that patent litigation is on the rise and that it’s weakening innovation in America.
It’s time to share the truth about patent lawsuits in the U.S.
False Claim: Patent Lawsuits Are on the Rise
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 13:51
In case you missed it, earlier this year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the 2017 edition of its annual International IP Index, rating the comparative strength of intellectual property protections in countries around the globe. In the report, titled “The Roots of Innovation,” one fact sent a startling ripple through the IP and innovation communities: The U.S. patent system is no longer ranked number one globally. It is now tied with Hungary for tenth place.
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 19:06
It’s sometimes said that there’s an inventor in all of us and that it just takes the right problem or situation to bring it out. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find an inventor or innovator who didn’t cite the old trope, “Necessity is the mother of invention” when discussing their work. Sit with an inventor a little bit longer and they’ll begin to talk about the things that inspired them long before their successful invention. So while you wait for your “a-ha!” moment or perfect problem, we recommend finding some inspiration online with these three websites.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 06:50
Despite a movement to weaken the U.S. patent system in recent years, our country still produces some of most innovative people in the world. Women inventors, in particular, are making their presence known in America, even though 93% of patents are granted to men.
In this blog post, we’re featuring four women inventors you should watch out for in 2017. Read on for inspiration, motivation, and proof that patents matter.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 15:47
Have you ever wondered why patent licensing matters? Maybe you’ve heard the words “tech transfer” and weren’t sure exactly what that means. We’ll define both terms below and explain why they are critical to American inventors.
If you follow our blog, you’ve seen posts about patent licensing like this one covering why universities matter. But what is patent licensing?
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:19
Although you may not have heard much talk about patent legislation in the first half of 2017, plenty has been happening behind the scenes. Citing the U.S. patent system’s drop from first to tenth place globally this year, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) have introduced new legislation that aims to right the wrongs that have weakened the patent system over the last decade.
Here’s how the STRONGER Patents Act will strengthen America: