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Nov. 29, 2016

The Hill Opinion: 5 ways Trump can protect inventors’ hard work, by Robert Stoll

This post originally appeared in The Hill on November 29, 2016.

President-elect Donald Trump has begun to detail the policy agenda for his administration in the first 100 days and beyond. One area of central importance to driving economic growth and job creation in the United States — the protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights — has not yet been addressed, but fits well within the ambit of the new administration’s plans.

As the president-elect, his emerging administration and the Congress look beyond the first 100 days, they have a pivotal opportunity to ensure that our nation’s intellectual property laws and practices, and particularly our patent law, reflect a strong commitment to sustaining America’s technology leadership across all sectors of our economy.