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Feb. 22, 2018

Center For Individual Freedom: Conservative Coalition Letter On STRONGER Patents Act

The Coalition’s letter was sent to members of Congress on February 22, 2018.

Dear Members of Congress,

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, representing millions of
Americans, we urge you to support S.1390, the STRONGER Patents Act
of 2017. The STRONGER Patents Act will provide relief and support to
American creators and innovators by restoring the historic strength of
the U.S. patent system.

Enshrined in the Constitution, the patent system is the cornerstone of
our nation’s prosperity and a major driver of economic growth. Article
I, Section 8, grants Congress the authority: “To promote the Progress of
Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited times to authors and
inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and
discoveries.” Our founding fathers understood that innovation was
critical to economic growth and quality of life, and that, the only way to
encourage innovation was to reward and protect it. Their foresight led
to unparalleled advances in science and technology that have fueled
American strength and improved people’s lives all over the world.