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Mar. 30, 2016

Cedar Rapids Gazette Letter to the Editor: Vote down legislation harmful to innovation, by Gerald Beranek

This post originally appeared in Cedar Rapid Gazette on March 30, 2016.

As the founder and chief executive officer of a product design and manufacturing company, helping inventors succeed is at the heart of our business.

I recently learned of legislation in Congress that could harm Iowa’s small inventors and entrepreneurs. This legislation — the Senate’s PATENT Act (S. 1137) and the House’s Innovation Act (H.R. 9) — would amend our nation’s patent system to make protecting patents an excessively convoluted and prohibitively expensive battle for legitimate innovators.