Ten years ago, Congress weakened innovation. It has the chance to reverse course

When thinking of major milestones, few would think of the anniversary of the passage of the America Invents Acts . However, as a political wonk (and someone who has worked with many small inventors), I find that the passage of the AIA 10 years ago was a pivotal moment in shaping my understanding of Capitol Hill and the workings of the U.S. government.
Unfortunately, the bill was a tragedy for innovators, and it was a key part of a trend that weakened intellectual property protections.
The AIA was passed using the message that mom-and-pop coffee shops were getting frivolous demand letters …

















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