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Feb. 9, 2016

IP Watchdog: Patent reform at all costs: desperate reformer resorts to lies, by Gene Quinn

This post originally appeared in IP Watchdog on February 9, 2016.

Yesterday The Hill published an op-ed written by Timothy Lee, who is senior vice president of Legal and Public Affairs at the Center for Individual Freedom, a group that according to Lee “most strongly” supports patent reform, specifically the Innovation Act.

The title of Lee’s editorial sets the tone from the start – Opponents of patent litigation reform never offer specifics. The only problem with the title, and Lee’s overall thesis, is that he is hopelessly wrong. I guess if you make the lie big and keep repeating it eventually people will believe it, or at least that is what proponents of patent reform hope.