Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett Packard CEO, and now in the midst of challenging for the Republican Presidential nomination, spoke at the Iowa State Fair this week, specifically touching on the patent reform bill in Congress right now. She said the bill would harm the small innovator and she has lobbied against the bill for many months.
The U.S. economy is plodding along amid turbulence around the globe, a sign of its relative strength despite mounting questions about its long-term vitality (Wall Street Journal). The American economy delivered pretty much what was expected last month in terms of hiring, giving the Federal Reserve one more piece of evidence that conditions are strong […]
Iowa State Senator Jeff Danielson recently wrote a piece on patents: “Sound patent policy, which encourages the nexus between risk and ideas (especially for small entrepreneurs), makes invention profitable. In Iowa, many of our best ideas begin small and grow allowing us the opportunity to dream and then make those dreams a reality. The U.S. […]
Without some ability to create a barrier to entry simple laws of economics mean that if you make money there will be market entrants that seek to make money competing against you. Having a strong patent position makes it more difficult for competitors to cannibalize your market (IPWatchdog). The number of Americans filing new applications […]
The Innovation Act poses a threat to this drug discovery process. The bill creates a host of new administrative hassles for those defending their patents in court. New legal expenses and time burdens could deter researchers from pouring funds into drug development because the patents that make such development financially viable would be harder to […]
Anyone who has observed the current evolution of patent “reform” could not help but observe that the effort has been very one-sided. The proof is that inventors, the very group the American Patent System was created for, have been shut out of hearings. In the Senate, The PATENT Act got through the markup without a […]
The anti-inventor lobby conducted a panel discussion on Monday July 20 in support of H.R.9. The crux of this panel was to show that patent litigation has increased thus it is urgent for Congress to pass H.R.9 now. Unfortunately, the data they cite does not support their conclusion. The ant-inventor lobby’s misleading invitation to the […]
Inventors from around the country will be displaying quirky inventions at the GeekWire Summit in October: “One of our favorite parts of last year’s GeekWire Summit was the introduction of a new segment we called “Inventions We Love.” Five entrepreneurs with especially geeky products — from smart socks to asteroid mining drones— took the stage […]