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America Invents Act

A Dynamic Patent System and the Power of American Innovation

Michelle K. Lee | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Michelle K. Lee

IP has never been more important to the evolution of our increasingly knowledge-based economy. Not more than a few decades ago, a company's most valua...

Zach Carter

Fed Economists Urge Radical Policy To Ditch Key Obama Reform, Patents | Zach Carter | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Two economists at the St. Louis Federal Reserve published a paper arguing to abolish the American patent system, saying there's "no evidence" patents ...

Patents for Humanity

David J. Kappos | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
David J. Kappos

To be sure, significant challenges remain. There is no one-shot (or one-click) panacea to the world's patent issues. But what is frequently lost in the public discussion is that tremendous positive changes are already underway.

Where Are All the Jobs Patent Reform Promised?

Daniel B. Ravicher | Posted 08.11.2012 | Small Business
Daniel B. Ravicher

Last September, our esteemed leaders in Washington passed a law reforming America's patent system called the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. At the time, the promise from every politician in support of the Act was that it would create jobs.

Speeding Up the Patent Process

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

At this moment, more than 700,000 patents are caught in the backlog. Could one of those 700,000 new ideas be the next iPhone, the next breakthrough drug, the key to the next great American industry? We'll have to wait a long time to find out.

Current Patent Bill Helps Global Elite, Not the Little "Guy"

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

In the name of harmonizing our laws with other countries, Congress is about to dramatically diminish the patent protections offered to American innovators over the history of our Republic.

Shortchanging Our Inventors Is Slowing Our Economic Recovery

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 07.05.2011 | Business
Sen. Chris Coons

Congress' delay in ending patent-fee diversion is costing America jobs at a time when we desperately need to be getting more Americans back to work. We need to fight for the power of good ideas.

Patently Absurd or: How to Go From the World's Best Patent System to Worse-Than-Most in a Single Step

Gary Lauder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Lauder

Congress is responding to the companies who can afford to lobby and not bothering to seek the opinions of entrepreneurial inventors -- for whom the patent system was created over 200 years ago by a single sentence in the Constitution.