February 9, 2010
With just a couple lines at last month’s State of the Union Address, President Obama provided some crucial momentum for patent reform. Obama stressed that jobs start from the bottom up, when workers tap into their entrepreneurial spirit and transform big ideas into real action.
This is a simple formula: innovation = jobs. The problem is that innovation will remain under attack until we reform our broken patent system.
With that in mind, CCIA has sent a letter to the U.S. Congress, urging them to enact comprehensive patent reform as soon as possible. Senate Judiciary Chairman Leahy, House Judiciary Chairman Conyers, and other Members of Congress have recognized the need to reform the patent system quickly and efficiently. We’re pledging to work with the President and Congress step-by-step until these necessary changes are made into law.
We need to provide the PTO with both the resources and the accountability necessary to improve patent quality, and to reform patent litigation to protect innovators who are afraid to innovate for fear of job-killing litigation.
Check out the letter and comment with ideas for how to continue building momentum for patent reform.