How patent laws are harming children and America’s innovative future

Paul Morinville’s new article updating his travels around the United States visiting with inventors: I’ve been traveling the country this year meeting with inventor clubs. Even with the significant damage the courts and congress has brought to the patented property of inventors, inventors still believe they can invent something, own the exclusive right to their invention, and profit from it. …

Patent litigation venue reform tips scales of justice against innovators

Last year around October, the infringer lobby began a public relations campaign placing countless articles and op-eds villainizing the Eastern District of Texas (ED TX) in publications across the country. This appears to be the first step in cannibalizing H.R.9, the Innovation Act, and S.1137, the PATENT Act, in an organized effort to pass individual provisions as standalone bills. A …

Brief Of Amici Curiae Eleven Law Professors in Support of the Petition for Rehearing En Banc

This amicus brief details the longstanding protection of patents as fundamental private property rights under the Constitution, reaching back to early 19th-century decisions by the Supreme Court and lower federal courts. This amicus brief builds upon recent briefs filed by CPIP Senior Scholars in several patent cases, including Cuozzo, Cooper, Halo v. Pulse, and others. These other briefs make similar arguments …

No consensus that broad patent ‘reform’ is necessary or helpful

(Originally appearing in The Hill) Two recent op-eds published in The Hill argue that broad patent legislation—misleadingly labeled “reform”—is needed because the U.S. patent system is fundamentally broken. In the first, Timothy Lee contends that opponents “cannot with a straight face” argue that we don’t need wide-sweeping changes to our patent system. In the second, Michele Boldrin and David K. …

February 22nd’s Clemson Event Recap

Thanks to all of the sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and attendees that made the Intellectual Property, Inventors, and Patent Event at Clemson University a big success. Video of the event will be made available in the coming weeks.  

National Inventors’ Day

Ronald Reagan as President of the United States proclaimed February 11, 1983 as National Inventors’ Day, Proclamation 5013, to “…call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Let us celebrate inventors as drivers of innovation and advancing our society.  

Clemson University Pitch Competition Information

The Inventor’s Project is inviting  you to join us on February 22nd at the Madren Center located on Clemson University’s campus for an invention pitch competition. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers that present the most novel and IP ready inventions.  Dowenload the submission form below and send it to jeff@usinventor.org if you are interested in pitching …

“Progress of Science and Useful Arts:” Discovery, Innovation, and the Vital Role of Intellectual Property

When: February 22nd, 2016 from 9:30am-2:00pm Where: 230 Madren Center Drive Clemson, S.C. 29634 Keynote Speaker: Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C. 3rd Congressional District, Congressional Inventions Caucus member Come and hear from the pros: How to Invent From Patent to Commercialization Does IP Really Matter? Technology Transfer Meet experts like nationally known inventor Eric Huber, Edison Nation CEO Louis Foreman, Medical Device Manufacturers …

News of the Week – January 21st

It has been a truism of the American economy for decades: When oil prices rise, the economy suffers; when they fall, growth improves. But the decline of oil prices over the last two years has failed to deliver the usual economic benefits (New York Times). Patent buying is an effective way to solve a patent deficiency challenge. In many technology areas …

News of the Week – January 14th

The Federal Reserve will raise interest rates only three times this year as it faces a more subdued outlook for both the U.S. and world economies, a Reuters poll of economists found (Reuters). The point where patents may come up in the Presidential debates will be in these application layer issues of drug pricing, taxes or maybe trade. But even …