The Inventor Protection Act: Needed Momentum or More Harm than Good?
Recently, the Inventor Protection Act, H.R.6557, was introduced to Congress. It’s a very well intentioned piece of proposed legislation. However, it may actually do more harm than good to efforts to strengthen patent rights in the aftermath of the AIA. We need to fix what is wrong with the patent system for everyone, not merely carve out exceptions for a few. Is H.R.6557 a step in the right direction, gaining momentum for stronger patent property rights for everyone, or will it harm the ability to reach that goal? We think the answer is clear that H.R. 6557 as written doesn’t do what the patent laws were intended to do.