Patent News

Aug. 28, 2017

The Hill Opinion: Patent reform is critical to protecting American inventors, by Alden Abbott

This post originally appeared in The Hill on August 28, 2017.

Throughout American history, patents have been key to making the United States the world’s leader in innovation. They have spurred the development of the telegraph, the telephone, electrical systems, automobiles, aviation, computers, smartphones, and numerous life-saving drugs.

But recent changes in U.S. patent law threaten to dethrone the United States as the world’s technology leader — and slow American economic growth.