The Innovation Act H.R. 3309 was passed by the House despite numerous critics who expressed real concerns about the bill's flaws. Problems with the bill are outlined in these media stories:
Key Policymakers Consider Strong Patent Rights Critical to the Success of the U.S. in the Global Economy
A strong patent system is the backbone of American competitiveness in the global economy. The U.S.’s intellectual property portfolio is estimated to be worth approximately $5.5 trillion, and royalties and license fees account for a trade surplus of around $80 billion.
This article in Forbes does a great job of providing historical context for the U.S. patent system (and yes, the Founders did take a British concept and make it better).