innovation

April 18, 2018

The Chinese government has been aggressively incentivizing increased patent filings. In many ways, China’s innovation economy is a near photo-negative of the current iteration of the U.S. patent system.

April 10, 2018

Researchers are often forced to follow circuitous and time-consuming routes to access the journal articles they need, even when their institutions and organizations have legitimate subscription access. Not only do these barriers waste time and cause frustration, they are stifling the pace of scientific innovation.

April 09, 2018

We’re currently in one of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history. Technology is advancing at a faster pace than ever before, bringing with it unprecedented opportunities for businesses of all sizes and across all industries. We’ve seen digitization enable startups to compete on the same playing field as enterprises, tear down barriers to entry that prevented small businesses from scaling, boost GDP growth, and perhaps most profoundly, enrich the lives of our citizens.

April 05, 2018

China’s drive to lead the world in artificial intelligence is spurring American efforts keep its technological edge, especially when it comes to national security. A technology wave equivalent to the Industrial Revolution, electrification and mechanization, “intelligentization” has the potential to change the way wars are fought, as well as finance, medicine and transportation...

March 29, 2018

The STRONGER Patents Act was designed to “strengthen the United States’ crippled patent system” by restoring patents as property rights, making court standards uniform and giving startups a better chance to protect their property from entities with much greater resources while also stemming abusive demand letters sent in bad faith.

March 29, 2018

United States President Donald Trump is not the first to complain about intellectual property (IP) theft by Chinese companies but ironically it was US companies’ use of China’s resources that led to the development of its powerhouse of patents.

March 27, 2018

Innovation is a principal driver of U.S. economic growth. In 2018, the U.S. will spend an estimated $553 billion on research and development -- more than any other country in the world and over 25% of the world’s total -- helping the nation rank No. 4 on the Global Innovation Index. According to the results of the ranking, knowledge and technology outputs are America’s particular strengths.

March 22, 2018

Start-ups and garage inventors should spend every bit of their energy and capital getting their ideas to the public and pushing the next inventor to compete. Our bill, the STRONGER Patents Act, reforms the PTAB to deliver the original promise of the AIA, giving our inventors a patent system that is truly cheaper, faster, and fairer for everyone.

March 21, 2018

Probably no other invention has shaped modern life as much as the automobile. They’re a wonder of technology- pistons, gears, valves and wheels, streaming along highways and roads all over the world. For many, cars mean freedom, and the ability to pursue work and travel far from home. Cars also mean convenience-Need groceries ten miles away? No problem.

March 20, 2018

The U.S. Navy’s newest attack submarine, the USS Colorado, joined the fleet Saturday in a ceremony at Connecticut’s Naval Submarine Base. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said the submarine is a “marvel of technology and innovation.” U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, said the people of Colorado are remarkably proud that this submarine will silently protect the nation’s interests.

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