Protest At The U.S. Supreme Court to Protect American Inventors And American Innovation

When: 8:00-11:00 am on November 27, 2017 Where: U.S. Supreme Court (1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543) US Inventor urges inventors, university research institutions, start-up companies and citizens who are concerned about the harm being done to American inventors to join usat the U.S. Supreme Court  (1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543) at 8:00 AM on November 27, 2017 …

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 …

USI Statement on the Nomination of Andrei Iancu to be USPTO Director

   ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 29, 2017 – US Inventor President Paul Morinville released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Andrei Iancu to be Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: “I am cautiously optimistic about President Trump’s nomination of Andrei Iancu to be the new director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Iancu’s positions on …

USI’s Josh Malone speaks at the Federalist Society

In 2011, Congress created a new administrative tribunal in the U.S. Patent Office with the power to cancel previously granted patents, called the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The PTAB was created to provide an efficient and inexpensive administrative process for eliminating low-quality patents – what are called “bad patents.” Despite its laudable purpose, the PTAB has earned a …

Bloomberg: “Inventors Torch Patents Outside PTO, Decry Review Process”

About a dozen inventors in town for a conference set their patents aflame in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office headquarters Aug. 11 to protest what they called an unfair administrative system for invalidating patents. The passage of the America Invents Act of 2011, a sweeping overhaul of U.S. patent law, led to the creation of administrative patent …

BBC Covers US Inventor Rally at USPTO

The world-renowned BBC covered the US Inventor rally on August 11 at the US Patent and Trademark Office, with the headline: “America’s inventors vent over patent infringement.” The BBC News site adds that American inventors claim, “a board created by Obama to prevent bad patents is instead making it too easy for others to copy their inventions.” Watch: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-40907634/america-s-inventors-vent-over-patent-infringement

US Inventor sets patents on fire as part of PTAB protest at USPTO

On Friday, August 11th, inventor rights group US Inventor held an event at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where the group honored excellence in high quality patent examination. US Inventor also staged a peaceful protest to raise issues surrounding high rates of patent invalidation resulting from decisions made by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Despite going on with the protest after the USPTO …

White Paper: Crisis in American Innovation

How the Decline of the U.S. Patent System is Killing Creativity Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution states: The Congress shall have the Power . . . To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries. Our nation’s founders intended …