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Jan. 6, 2023

Bloomberg Law: Hostile IP Environment for Inventors Could Hamper US Innovation by Paul Stewart

I have never seen an environment in my 30-plus years in the intellectual property arena as hostile to inventors as what has emerged over the past decade.

Three major culprits are responsible for this trend, making it harder for entrepreneurs and researchers to build a brighter future in everything from farming to green tech to health care.

The first is the plague of efficient infringement. Next is the misuse of the 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. And finally, there is a targeted attack on two critical patent laws.

This all leads to the undermining of innovation. Congress and the president should act now to eliminate these issues to prevent further damage.

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