Opinions and Editorials

Jul. 27, 2021

Washington Times: Supreme Court gives China a technology innovation advantage over U.S. by James Edwards

In Supreme Court session postmortems, don’t expect mention of any change in course from the vast injury it’s inflicted over the past dozen years on patent eligibility.

Why does this matter?  Because the high court has done as much or more than anything to give China an advantage in innovation and industrial competitiveness over the United States.

The National Security Commission for Artificial Intelligence recently reported that China is “fill[ing] the void” left by weakened U.S. intellectual property and unreliable IP rights in AI and other strategic technologies.  The global leader in emerging tech is up for grabs, and it’s linked to patent protection.