From the Alliance

Mar. 3, 2015

Innovation Alliance Supports STRONG Patent Act

Washington, D.C.  – The Innovation Alliance commends Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) for introducing the Support Technology and Research for Our Nation’s Growth (STRONG) Patent Act. The STRONG Patent Act represents balanced and thoughtful legislation that will strengthen America’s patent system without undermining our nation’s innovation economy.

If enacted, this legislation will crack down on abusive demand letters; maintain the low-cost and expeditious nature of post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) while ensuring fairness and minimizing unwarranted litigation.  This legislation will also eliminate USPTO fee diversion to ensure the USPTO can properly and adequately staff and train patent examiners while also providing patent filers with timely and high-quality patents.  Finally, the STRONG Patent Act will greatly assist and help small businesses to navigate the patent system.

The Innovation Alliance urges Congress to take up and pass the STRONG Patent Act to ensure that the U.S. continues to be the global leader in innovation.



The Innovation Alliance represents innovators, patent owners and stakeholders from a diverse range of industries that believe in the critical importance of maintaining a strong patent system that supports innovative enterprises of all sizes. Innovation Alliance members can be found in large and small communities across the country, helping to fuel the innovation pipeline and drive the 21st century economy. Learn more at

Contact: Kat Maramba, 202-412-9144,