ASK THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO SUPPORT INVENTORS.
The Biden Administration’s Department of Justice has asked for public comment on a new draft policy statement on the treatment of standards-essential patents (SEPs) – patents for core technologies that must operate on certain shared standards, such as WiFi connections and USB ports. The Administration’s draft policy would undermine the rights of patents owners and make it harder for them to protect their innovations from infringement. That would benefit the Big Tech companies who are pushing for this change, but the result would be less innovation in the United States. Weakening U.S. patent protection is a gift to China, the largest consumer of SEP-based technology.
The Department of Justice is accepting public comment on its draft policy statement until February 4, 2022. Please fill out the form below to submit your comment and urge the Administration to support inventors and American innovation.
Ask the Biden Administration to reconsider its draft policy statement on standards-essential patents. Let’s protect inventors and American innovation.
You can copy and paste the language provided below, or use it as a guide for your own comment. Simply click the button below and you will be taken to the comment page for the draft policy.
Protect Inventors and American Innovation
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to express my concern about the Administration’s draft policy statement on standards-essential patents. As written, this policy statement would undermine the rights of standards-essential patents owners and make it harder for them to protect their innovations from infringement. In particular, it would make it virtually impossible for these innovators to obtain injunctions to stop the use and sale of products infringing on their inventions. The result of this policy would be less innovation in the United States and a further shift in global technological leadership to China and other competitors.
I urge the Administration to reconsider its draft policy statement and work to protect inventors and American innovation.