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Innovation Alliance: Patent Holders Weigh In On Patent Reform

August 3, 2009
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New Video: Patent Holders Weigh In On Patent Reform

Innovation is at the heart of America’s economic strength and the U.S. patent system is a critical success factor. While some are advocating reforms that will weaken the patent system, we need your help in strengthening it.

Our system is the envy of the world for good reason. It enables start-ups to obtain venture capital and grow, and large companies to invest in R&D – both of which drive technology advances and create jobs. However, the system is being stretched to its limits, straining to effectively protect inventions, and ultimately driving innovation offshore.

The Innovation Alliance supports patent reform that will provide resources to strengthen the U.S. patent system. We’re working to ensure that patent applications are thoroughly reviewed and protected – which includes hiring additional skilled examiners at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Please take a moment to view a brief video featuring patent holders, explaining in their own words the value of a strong patent system at