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Nov. 30, 2016

Morning Consult Opinion: Assaulting Property Rights to One’s Inventions, by James Edwards

This post originally appeared in Morning Consult on November 30, 2016.

For a country with a momentous beginning, whose intellectual-property-rights approach produced the most iconic inventors and inventions in the world, recent changes to America’s patent system should be alarming.

Mark Twain wrote, “[A] country without a patent office and good patent laws was just a crab and couldn’t travel any way but sideways or backwards.”