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Feb. 23, 2016

Vilas County News-Review Letter to the Editor: Two Bills Threaten Global Competitiveness, by Deb Koncel

This post originally appeared in the Vilas County News-Review on February 23, 2016.

With a lot of talk in the presidential primary being contested around our competitivenes with countries like China, two bills working their way through Congress will all but ensure our foreign competitors will get the upper hand.

The bills, S1137 and HR9, would change the process for protecting a small business or inventor’s patents. Under these bills the process to defend in court would become so expensive and complicated that it would make it nearly impossible for small businesses and individual inventors to protect their property.