From the Alliance

Jul. 18, 2023

Senator Thom Tillis and Representative Hank Johnson Receive “Champion of the Inventor” Awards from Innovation Alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee Ranking Member Thom Tillis (R-NC) and U.S. House Judiciary IP Subcommittee Ranking Member Hank Johnson (D-GA) received “Champion of the Inventor” awards from the Innovation Alliance in recognition of their support for American inventors and a strong U.S. patent system. Senator Tillis was presented his award in his office today. Representative Johnson was presented his award at the Inventing America conference held on Monday.

“The U.S. patent system is critical to incentivizing American technological innovation and ensuring we can compete with China and other foreign powers,” said Brian Pomper, Executive Director of the Innovation Alliance. “Both Senator Tillis and Representative Johnson have worked to strengthen this system to ensure it continues to drive U.S. economic growth and innovation.

“Senator Tillis deserves praise for his leadership in introducing two important new pieces of patent legislation, the Promoting and Respecting Economically Vital American Innovation Leadership (PREVAIL) Act and the Patent Eligibility Restoration (PERA) Act. Representative Johnson has long championed access to justice for American inventors and small businesses and supported key bills to promote diversity and equity in the patent system.”