Inventor Protection Act

On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision declared that patents are public franchises like toll bridges. This slammed the door shut on inventors who do not have the millions of dollars, lawyers, and lobbyists necessary to buy and control a public franchise. We need our representatives in Congress to introduce and pass a bill to restore …

U.S. Inventor Act – USIA

The U.S. Inventor Act (USIA) will make patents strong again by returning the patent system to what is was just 12 years ago. The USIA will thus encourage new patented inventions capable of attracting investment necessary to commercialize new technologies, launch startups, and create jobs. The USIA will restore historic American leadership in patents rights, which has dropped to 10th place …

US Inventor to President Trump: Eliminate the PTAB

US Inventor sent a letter to President Trump on September 12 alerting him to the crisis facing the U.S. patent system. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released an alarming report showing our patent system has slipped from its historic first place to tenth in the world. At the core of this historic drop are three problems: the Patent Trial and …

39 inventors file amicus brief in Oil States case

39 U.S. patent owners, whose patent protections were overturned by the administrative Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, filed an amici curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the petitioners of the case Oil States v. Greene’s, a case that is now pending. The patent owners argue that the Supreme …

BRIEF FOR AMICI CURIAE ALLIANCE OF INVENTOR GROUPS IN SUPPORT OF RECOGNICORP, LLC

US Inventor has signed onto a Amici Curiae Brief in support of Recognicorp, LLC. The Amici Curiae include individual inventors and small business owners, joined by various inventor associations having tens of thousands of members. Amici Curiae believe that their respective patent portfolios are wrongly threatened by the holding of the instant Decision. Read more.

Sign our Petition – State of the Patent System and Required Legislation

State of the Patent System and Required Legislation Our U.S. patent system no longer encourages investment in new technologies. Patents are now liabilities for inventors. Our USPTO discourages the creation of new technologies by enabling big corporations to crush startups and inventors.   Congress must act to stop this damage to our economic engine and the American Dream. Eliminate the …

Open Letter to PPAC Regarding Proposed Fee Increase

                                 US Inventor March 1st, 2017   US Inventor recently submitted an open letter to the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) at the USPTO. This letter is to inform PPAC of our concerns related to the proposed fee increase, USPTO transparency, and issues surrounding the PTAB including …

Brief For Amici Curiae Alliance Of Inventor Groups in support of Retractable Technologies, Inc. and Thomas J. Shaw

US Inventor has signed onto a Brief in support of Petitioners Retractable Technologies, Inc. and Thomas J. Shaw. INTERESTS OF AMICI CURIAE Amici include nonprofit inventor clubs and individual inventors and entrepreneurs. The nonprofit inventor organizations represent over 20,000 inventors, startup owners and executives and others interested in their success. The amici have spent substantial portions of their lives inventing, building new companies …

US Inventor Position on 35 USC Section 101

US Inventor Position on 35 USC Section 101 Justification Title 35 USC is the governing law on patents.  It defines the requirements of obtaining a patent, among other things.  Within 35 USC, Section 101 is effectively the door into the patent system.  Without any exceptions, 101 defines what is considered patentable subject matter: “Whoever invents or discovers any new and …

US Inventor Letter to the United Nations and White House

September 1st, 2016 Dear President Obama and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: As we are entering a period of global uncertainty, whether dealing with emerging public health threats like Zika, political and economic changes like Brexit, or larger trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) we want to outline principles of policies that …