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We Need Predictability in Our Patent System to Promote American Innovation

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 We Need Predictability in Our Patent System to Promote American Innovation

What is Efficient Infringement?

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 What is Efficient Infringement?

Key Quotes from the Inventing America Conference

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 Key Quotes from the Inventing America Conference

3 Entrepreneurs Who Have Demonstrated the Importance of Strong Patent Rights

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. In this blog post, we highlight three entrepreneurs who believe in 3 Entrepreneurs Who Have Demonstrated the Importance of Strong Patent Rights

7 Facts Showing the Power of Patents

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 7 Facts Showing the Power of Patents

The Year in Patent News: 2018 Recap

2018 was a significant year in patent news. In this post, we share four key moments that you should know about. On June 19th, the United States celebrated the commemoration of its 10 millionth patent. The occasion was held at George Washington’s estate in Mt. Vernon, where a rebuilt version of Washington’s Patent 3X (the The Year in Patent News: 2018 Recap