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PAI on McRO Inc., DBA Planet Blue v Bandai Namco Games America

We applaud the Court’s ruling that Planet Blue’s inventions warrant patent protection because they “focus on a specific means or method that improves the relevant technology.” The Federal Circuit rightly rejected the lower court’s declaration that the claims are “abstract”

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PAI on DTSA Passing the House

Following House passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), the Partnership for American Innovation released the following statement: “The Partnership for American Innovation applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). The

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PAI Applauds Passage of DTSA in Senate

Following Senate passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) this afternoon, the Partnership for American Innovation (PAI) released the following statement: The Partnership for American Innovation, a diverse group of companies working together to promote respect for

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Using Science to Save a Population

Partnership for American Innovation member DuPont applies its powerful, patented technology to solving one of the world’s biggest challenges: promoting sustainable food and nutrition security in Africa. Putting its pre-existing intellectual property to work on tough challenges is furthering DuPont’s

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PAI Commends Senate Judiciary for Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

Following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s markup of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, the PAI released the following statement: The Partnership for American Innovation applauds Senators Hatch and Coons for moving the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA)

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The Defend Trade Secrets Act: IP legislation ready to move forward now

Originally published in The Hill by David J. Kappos.  It’s a lesson most of us learn in grade school. You confide to a trusted friend a juicy tidbit of private information (a failing grade, a schoolyard crush) before the first

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America Doesn’t Do Enough to Protect its Innovative Designs

Originally published in Wired by David J. Kappos. American innovators are known the world over for their design capabilities. If you mention the Apple iPhone, the Ford Mustang, or the Microsoft Xbox practically anywhere on the planet, images of those iconic

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7 Charts Showing How IP Strengthens Our Economy

7 Charts Showing How Intellectual Property Strengthens Our Economy From: David Kappos The intellectual property debate can be complicated. But the simple truth is IP means jobs, prosperity and innovation. It seems like every day there is new research or

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Attacks on patent system are unfounded

Originally published in The Hill by Robert L. Stoll.  Our patent system has spurred American innovation for more than 200 years and led to strong economic growth and job creation. Unfortunately, the patent system has come under unfounded attacks that

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This U.S. court decision just quashed innovation in health care

Originally posted in Fortune by David J. Kappos. The Federal Circuit court’s decision against Sequenom health care company has ripple affects over patents. Imagine you ask your physician to check your cholesterol levels and she warns you that even though

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