There’s a lot happening in the world of patents and intellectual property in the United States right now. Most recently, the House version of the STRONGER Patents Act was introduced, with a broad coalition of organizations voicing their support (read about that here); the USPTO inducted a new director, Andrei Iancu; a distinguished panel of IP experts discussed the current state and future of innovation in the U.S.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 14:06
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 18:36
If you’ve been following patent and IP news recently, you may have heard that Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the STRONGER PATENTS Act in the House of Representatives last month. This is the House version of the bill that Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced in the Senate in 2017.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 16:15
Did you know that every two jobs in intellectual property-intensive industries support one other job elsewhere in the economy1? Plus, IP-intensive industries account for $6.6 trillion of the U.S. GDP1. Strong patent protections will help ensure that the American inventor continues to drive job creation and economic growth going forward.
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 05:00
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.
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.