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Dec. 13, 2016

Washington Examiner Opinion: To boost innovation, the U.S. has to protect patent rights, by Charlie Sauer

This post originally appeared in the Washington Examiner on December 13, 2016.

President-elect Trump has talked a lot about protecting citizens. One place he should start is by protecting our innovators.

The United States is an innovative country where it’s assumed that anyone can build the next best mousetrap, manufacturing technique or ground-breaking medical device. Other countries, however, understand the economic strength that innovation provides an economy. They’re starting to compete, but they’re making up their own rules. Unsurprisingly, those rules aren’t intended to protect U.S. innovators. We need to take back control, and that should start by focusing on what made America great in the past and who can “make America great again.”