They wrote

A few years ago, the Washington Post asked readers for their suggestions on how to encourage U.S. inventions:

“We must allow education to become free, open source & available to everyone.” Educational content needs to be localized, technology available to all children, and language barriers in education eliminated.

“Restore copyright/patent law to its original intent of providing a LIMITED monopoly and for a LIMITED period of time.”

Systemic processes that encourage everyone to come up with innovative solutions “should become part of any big company in the U.S., because it turns their own employees quickly into inventors just by shortening the leap of invention with some handy thinking tools.”