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  • Are The New Patent Reform Rules Fair?
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  • H.R. 1249 American Invents Act Hurts American Innovators
    Jun 22, 2011 - This week, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on legislation that will overturn 200 years of legal precedent, destroy constitutional protections afforded inventors and innovators, hurt our economy, and reward big banks. Yet some people have the temerity to claim that the bill — H.R. 1... More
  • Patent Reform Bill Hurts "Little Guy"
    Jun 21, 2011 - The America Invents Act, and a similar bill in the Senate, have been introduced to “reform” our patent system. Both bills, however, weaken our unique U.S. system by forcing our country to “harmonize” U.S. patent standards downward to the level of the weaker systems in Europe and Asia. Passing this b... More
  • ***UPDATED MEDIA ADVISORY***PRESS CONFERENCE*** Reps. Rohrabacher, Kaptur Announce Bipartisan Opposition to Patent Reform Bill, Question Constitutionality
    Jun 1, 2011 - ***LOCATION CHANGE*** When: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 12:30pm Where: NEW LOCATION Rayburn 2325, Space Subcommittee Room Washington, DC What: Reps. Rohrabacher and Kaptur will be joined by Members, constitutional scholars and inventors, in bipartisan opposition to H.R. 1249, The America Invents Act. T... More
  • ***PRESS RELEASE*** Reps. Rohrabacher, Kaptur Lead Bipartisan Opposition to Patent Reform Bill
    Jun 1, 2011 - Today, Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) expressed their opposition to H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act, citing constitutional concerns and listing several provisions they consider detrimental to American innovation and harm the average inventors ability to secure patents. The ... More
  • Patent Bill Helps Global Elite, Not "Little Guy"
    May 25, 2011 - Senator Coons recently wrote about a looming crisis in America -- a record backlog of patent applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. While Senator Coons is 100% correct about the importance of innovation to our economy, and about the foolishness of continuing to allow this backlog of p... More
  • Patent Reform Hurts "Little Guy."
    Apr 22, 2011 - Admit it or not, there are powerful multinational electronics companies that are out to destroy the U.S. patent system. This is not new. Over the years, global corporatists’ destructive designs on U.S. patent laws have been thwarted — just barely — by a small, less influential, bipartisan group led ... More
  • Floor Speech: Patent Reform
    Jul 14, 2009 - Mr. Speaker, as I stand here on the floor of the House tonight and after hearing this fine presentation and thinking about all the things that are going on in Washington right now, I am reminded of the television series ‘‘The Twilight Zone.’’ These days, I half expect Rod Serling to appear from behi... More
  • 200 year anniversary of first woman patent holder
    May 5, 2009 - May 5, 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the first female patent recipient in America. On May 5th, 1809, Mary Dixon Kies, an African American woman, patented a new way of weaving straw into hats. This achievement is but one of many examples of the necessity for strong patent laws in the United Sta... More
  • BusinessWeek Debate: Pass the Patent Reform Act?
    Apr 29, 2009 - Pass the Patent Reform Act The current U.S. patent system is broken. It stifles innovation. Congress needs to pass the Patent Reform Act now. Pro or con? CON: THE CHANGE WOULD UNDERMINE FAIRNESS by Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) Contrary to its title, the patent legislation now going th... More