Opinions and Editorials

Jul. 29, 2019

Washington Examiner: The Stronger Patents Act Helps Keep the American Dream Alive by Charles Sauer

Every Congress there are thousands of bills introduced, but earlier this month I was privileged to help introduce one: The Stronger Patents Act. It addresses innovation, an issue close to my heart.

I’m the son of two hippies who taught me to dream and imagine, but also all about business. They taught me that anyone in America can build something new, get a patent, and compete. That means that from the inventor in his garage to the hippy dreamer, anyone can compete with a big corporation with just an idea.

That is freedom to me – that is America. And it’s all made possible by patents, which give inventors exclusive rights to their invention for a limited time, a big financial benefit.