IP Watchdog Opinion: STRONGER Patents Act Introduced in House, Seeks to Strengthen a Crippled Patent System, Steve Brachmann
This post originally appeared in IP Watchdog on March 26, 2018.
On Tuesday, March 22nd, Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced the Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience (STRONGER) Patents Actinto the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill is a companion to the legislation of the same name pending in the Senate, and co-sponsored Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI).
The STRONGER Patents Act was designed to “strengthen the United States’ crippled patent system” by restoring patents as property rights, making court standards uniform and giving startups a better chance to protect their property from entities with much greater resources while also stemming abusive demand letters sent in bad faith.