From the Alliance

Oct. 25, 2016

Innovation Alliance Reading List

The Innovation Alliance today released a “Reading List.” It links to the key research reports, studies, speeches, letters, statements, articles, op-eds, videos and other content made available over the past two years related to the importance of maintaining a strong U.S. patent system. A print-ready PDF version is available here.


USPTO, “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: 2016 Update,” September 2016

George Mason University Law Review, Stephen Haber, “Patents and the Wealth of Nations,” June 2016

USPTO Working Paper, Harvard Business School/NYU, “The Bright Side of Patents,” January 26, 2016

Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Briefing Paper: “The Gender Patenting Gap,” July 21, 2016

Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum, Alden Abbott, “The Constitutionalist and Utilitarian Justifications for Strong U.S. Patent and Copyright Systems,” June 21, 2016

MIT Innovation Initiative, “A New View of the Skew: A Quantitative Assessment of the Quality of American Entrepreneurship,” February 2016


Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, “The Case for a Strong Patent System,” Remarks to USPTO Conference on the economic contribution of technology licensing, June 8, 2016

Brian O’Shaughnessy, Testimony before Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, February 25, 2016


Truth on the Market, “The FTC’s PAE Study Recommendations: Case Not Proven,” Alden Abbott, October 20, 2016

Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, “FTC’s PAE Study Makes Unsupported Recommendations,” Devline Hartline, October 6, 2016

The Hill, “Bills to Combat ‘Patent Trolls’ Are Actually Counterproductive,” Nicole Neily, September 14, 2016

The Atlantic, “Why Do Women Inventors Hold So Few Patents,” Adrienne LaFrance, June 21, 2016

Real Clear Policy, “Patents: Constitutionally Protected, Economically Vital,” Alden Abbott, July 12, 2016

Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, “Acknowledging the Limitations of the FTC’s PAE Study,” Devlin Hartline, April 25, 2016

Cato Institute Regulation Magazine, “The $83 Billion Patent Litigation Fallacy,” Ron Katznelson, April 19, 2016

Law360, “Time for Congress to Leave the Patent System Alone,” David Kappos, March 28, 2016

The Hill, “No Consensus That Broad Patent ‘Reform’ is Necessary or Helpful,” Mossoff and Hartline, March 9, 2016

IAM Magazine, “A New World Order,” Richard Lloyd, February 18, 2016

The Hill, “The Link Between Innovation and Job Creation,” Eric Dean, January 21, 2016

Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, “Let’s Stop Treating Patents as Humbug,” Kali Murray, January 17, 2016

Daily Caller, “Patents Are Private Property, Too,” James Edwards, January 11, 2016

The Hill, “Startups Depend on a Strong Patent System to Thrive,” Angela Macfarlane, December 7, 2015

Morning Consult, “Federal Judiciary Change Restores Balance in Patent Litigation, Resolves Legislative Controversy,” David Kappos, December 3, 2015

Washington Times, “Intellectual Property and the National Security Issue,” Ohlhausen and Schneider, December 1, 2015

IP Watchdog, “Repetition of Junk Science & Epithets Does Not Make Them True,” Adam Mossoff, November 19, 2015

Washington Post, “Patent Infringement is Theft, Plain and Simple,” John Wiley, November 17, 2015

New York Times, “The Patent Troll Smokescreen,” Joe Nocera, October 23, 2015

Law360, “Patent Troll Abuses Overblown in Congress, Judges Say,” Jess Davis, October 22, 2015

Journal Times, “Editorial Board: Congress Must Reward, Protect U.S. Inventors,” September 22, 2015

The Hill, “Misguided Patent Legislation Threatens American Leadership,” Carla Hills, September 18, 2015

Morning Consult, “America’s Patients Benefit From Strong Patents,” John Castellani, July 15, 2015

The Hill, “A Little Known Part of Patent Reform Endangers All Patents,” David Kappos, July 9, 2015


Letters and Statements

Letter to Congress from 25 Conservative Leaders and Organizations in Opposition to H.R. 9 and S. 1137,” January 27, 2016

Conservative Action Project, Memo for the Movement, Patent Protections, August 21, 2015

Letters and Statements from Groups Opposed to H.R. 9, July 20, 2015

APLU Council of 1890 Universities, “Letter to Congressional Black Caucus Urging Opposition to H.R. 9,” July 17, 2015

Rep. Deutch (D-FL) and Rep. Bass (D-CA), “Dear Colleagues Letter Calling for Opposition to H.R. 9,” July 14, 2015

More Than 250 Businesses and Organizations Send Letter to Congressional Judiciary Committee Leaders Urging Caution on New Patent Legislation, January 30, 2015

Big Ten Universities Send Sen. Durbin a Letter Expressing Opposition to Legislation That Hampers Innovation, January 26, 2015


Inventing America 2016, Conference Videos, June 10, 2016

Innovation Alliance, “The Patents Matter Hangout with Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY),” October 7, 2015

Save the Inventor, “Battle of Business Models – Adam Mossoff,” July 16, 2015

Bipartisan Bicameral Press Conference in Opposition to Innovation Act, July 14, 2015

Save the Inventor, “Inventing to Nowhere Documentary,” December 14, 2014

Other Content

Inventing America 2016, “Key Quotes from 2016 Inventing America Conference,” June 10, 2016

Innovation Alliance Infographic, “George Washington Respected Patent Rights and Today’s Congress Should Too,” August 20, 2015

Innovation Alliance Fact Sheet, “Nine Reasons to Vote “No!” on H.R. 9,” July 8, 2015

Inventing America 2015, “Inventing America Conference Speakers Urge Caution in Making Further Changes to U.S. Patent System,” March 4, 2015