We Need Predictability in Our Patent System to Promote American Innovation

July 3, 2019

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 has driven our country forward for 230 years will come to a screeching halt.

USPTO Director Andrei Iancu and Ohio Representative Steve Stivers have been among the policymakers working on regulatory and legislative efforts to address this patent eligibility problem. Watch the videos below where they explain more.

USPTO Director, Andrei Iancu

Representative Steve Stivers, R-OH

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