IP Watchdog: Senator Coons – Patents are about the American Dream, by Gene Quinn
This post originally appeared in IP Watchdog on March 5, 2015.
Yesterday Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) gave a speech at Inventing America: Patents, Innovation, Jobs and the Economy, which was held at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Senator Coons is unlike many Members of Congress for a variety of reasons. For example, his official website has a page dedicated to Intellectual Property, which doesn’t sound remarkable but is rather rare unfortunately. Senator Coons is also a scientists by training, having received a B.A. in Chemistry from Amherst College prior to attending Yale Law School, which means unlike many members of Congress he understands innovation issues down to the scientific level. Senator Coons is also unusual due to the fact that he believes in the need for a strong patent system and is very supportive of the innovative community who relies so heavily on patents.