The U.S. Patent System, not China’s IP Policies, is the Reason Behind America’s Decline in Global Competitiveness

By Paul Morinville and Terry Fokas Several months ago, the Trump Administration launched an investigation into Chinese trade policies that are responsible for expropriating American intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights).  This investigation is premised upon Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 which gives the President the authority to take all appropriate action, including retaliatory action, against China if the U.S. …

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 …