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Strong patent system essential to strong innovation economy

Originally posted on The Hill by David J. Kappos. “I have not failed. I’ve discovered ten thousand ways that don’t work.” The quote, ascribed to celebrated inventor (and prolific patent holder) Thomas Edison, captures the innate optimism of those who

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The PAI Applauds the Defend Trade Secrets Act

The Partnership for American Innovation (PAI) applauds members of both the Senate and House for their work in introducing the Defend Trade Secrets Act. Trade secrets deserve the same strong protections as other forms of intellectual property in order to

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Over-Reliance on Section 101 Puts Innovation at Risk

Originally posted on law.com by David Kappos. The Supreme Court heard an unprecedented six patent cases in its most recently concluded term. Between those decisions, and rulings from the Federal Circuit, it’s clear the federal judiciary is willing to take

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Why America’s patent system is not killing innovation

Originally published in Fortune by David J. Kappos. U.S. laws over intellectual property give companies the incentive to invest billions in research and development of new products and services. “Never let the facts get in the way of a good

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As global patent rates climb, so do economies

On April 26, The Partnership for American Innovation observed the 15th annual World IP Day. World IP Day is an opportunity to highlight the importance that companies around the world place on protecting their intellectual property with patents. Patents help

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The PAI Applauds the Innovation Protection Act

The Partnership for American Innovation applauds the introduction of the Innovation Protection Act. Fully funding the USPTO–with revenue generated through user fees–will give the agency the resources it needs to improve patent quality and serve its foundational role in promoting

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Empowered Patent System Will Work in L.A.’s Favor

Originally published in the Los Angeles Business Journal (subscription required). California is known for its high-tech innovation economy, so it’s no surprise that the state’s businesses are focused on improving the patent system. The state Assembly has convened hearings in

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The importance of US patent quality

Originally posted in The Hill by IBM’s Manny Schecter. From computing and electronics to biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, America is home to the world’s most cutting edge innovations. One of the reasons for this wealth of invention is the protection afforded by

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The PAI Congratulates Michelle Lee and Daniel Marti

The PAI congratulates Michelle Lee and Daniel Marti on their confirmations today. The work of the USPTO and the IPEC office has a direct impact on job creation, innovation and economic growth. PAI members look forward to working with Ms.

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Remarks from the USPTO Subject Matter Eligibility Forum

I’d like to thank the USPTO for convening today’s public forum and thank them for the opportunity to speak on the important issue of subject matter eligibility today. I’m even more appreciative that after thirty years of working for the

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