Inventions Caucus Educates Congress on Patents, Commercialization Basics

If you’ve ever looked at Congress and scratched your head, wondering how it could consider legislation that strikes you as counterproductive to securing inventors’ property rights and promoting commercialization of inventions into useful products, you’re not alone. The fact is, very few lawmakers or congressional staff have personal experience with patenting, licensing, capital raising around IP or trying to turn an invention into a commercial application.  Still, they must make policy decisions that affect our innovation ecosystem and the livelihoods of inventors and others. Ignorance or misunderstanding based on a skewed presentation of the facts by people with an...

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