What is Efficient Infringement?

May 23, 2019
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 innovators and it undermines our broader innovation economy.
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IP Experts Reveal How to Strengthen American Innovation

May 20, 2019
In February, a diverse group of patent and IP experts gathered in Washington, D. C.
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Key Quotes from the Inventing America Conference

March 12, 2019
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 in driving our innovation economy and promoting U.
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3 Entrepreneurs Who Have Demonstrated the Importance of Strong Patent Rights

February 26, 2019
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.
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New USPTO Leadership Bodes Well for Inventors

December 15, 2018
In February of 2018, attorney Andrei Iancu assumed his new role as the Director of the United States Patent Office. Since then, Director Iancu has proven himself a champion for inventors.
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7 Facts Showing the Power of Patents

November 7, 2018
Patents matter. But it’s not just the small-time inventor in the garage that feels the benefit of patent and IP ownership.
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The Year in Patent News: 2018 Recap

October 29, 2018
2018 was a significant year in patent news. In this post, we share four key moments that you should know about.
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3 Ways You Can Support American Inventors

September 12, 2018
As mentioned in our last blog post, four pro-patent bills have been introduced recently in Congress to address the weakened state of our nation’s patent system. Below are several steps you can take to encourage Congress to take action on this critical issue and to support efforts to strengthen patent protections for American inventors.
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4 Patent Bills You Should Know About in 2018

August 9, 2018
The United States has lost its reputation as the global gold standard for IP and patent protection. In 2018, the U.
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Celebrating 10 Million United States Patents

June 19, 2018
For more than 230 years, American inventors have relied on the United States patent system to protect their intellectual property. That promise of protection has been an incentive and driving force behind the innovations that have made the U.
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