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EFF: Alice Doesn’t Block Good Patents, It Protects the Public By Requiring Real Invention

UFPR to Congress: Ensure PTO Prioritizes Patent Quality by Maintaining a Balanced and Effective IPR

October 30th, 2019

Stephanie Martz and Paul Redifer, co-chairs of United For Patent Reform sent a letter to Thom Tillis, Chris Coons, Lindsey Graham, and Dianne Feinstein ahead of today's hearing on patent quality: “Promoting the Useful Arts: How can Congress prevent the issuance of poor quality patents?”


STRONGER Patents Act ignores real problems with patent mistakes

September 13th, 2019

This past Wednesday, North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis and Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “how to make our patent system stronger.” This issue affects everyone, and in particular the drug prices we pay. So, it’s disappointing that the senators did not address an obvious point: For the patent system to be strong, patents must be correct, not riddled with errors. Otherwise, this causes serious problems.


More than 80 American Businesses Send Letter to Senate Judiciary Opposing STRONGER Patents Act 2019

September 10th, 2019

More than 80 American businesses, from Main Street to manufacturers, sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019.


27 University Professors Send Letter to Congress Opposing STRONGER Patents Act of 2019

September 9th, 2019

27 university professors have sent a letter to Congress opposing the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019.


UFPR Testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

June 5th, 2019

United for Patent Reform member Stephanie Martz testified on behalf of UFPR at the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing, “The State of Patent Eligibility Law in America.”


UFPR: USPTO Must Consider Views of All Stakeholders

March 12th, 2019

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and its director must consider the views of all stakeholders, and Congress should use its
oversight role to insure PTO does so. That is the message hundreds of companies, startups and trade associations representing manufacturers, retailers and high tech are conveying to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property as part of Wednesday’s USPTO Oversight Hearing.



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