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US Inventor

Fighting to restore American innovation for all

10 YEARS OF DEFENDING INVENTOR RIGHTS

What started as a one-person operation in 2013, US Inventor is now the largest inventor-led non-profit organization.

Help Us Fix The Problem

The United States of America thrived because of its commitment to innovation. The ability to create, manufacture and sell new, key technologies, enabled economic growth, protected our national and economic security, and kept America as the global leader in technology.

Our founders knew that to create a strong economy and protect our national security, the United States would need a robust patent system, and for nearly 200 years, we had that.

Unfortunately, in the past 20 years, recent legislation and court decisions have harmed the patent system in ways that threaten our role as a leader in innovation, threaten our national security, and threaten our economic stability.

We fight to reverse the destructive decisions and restore innovation in the United States.

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We started advocating for Inventor Rights and changes to our U.S. Patent System to protect inventors since October, 2013. US Inventor, a 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation, was founded on March 17, 2015, to first put a stop to the Innovation Act.

ProtectING and RESTORING AMERICAN INNOVATION

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE PATENT SYSTEM?

2006: Ebay vs. MercExchange

eBay v MercExchange (eBay) effectively eliminated injunctive relief (the ability to stop an infringer from making, selling, using, or importing a patented invention). If a corporation steals a patented invention, they keep it. This unleashed massive predatory infringement.

2011: America Invents Act

The AIA created the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The PTAB was created with the sole purpose of invalidating the same patents the USPTO previously granted.

84% of patents reviewed are invalidated.

2014: Alice vs. CLS Bank

The Supreme Court made entire swaths of key future technologies unpatentable.

Yet, the same technologies remain patentable in China, driving innovation and manufacturing overseas.

Patent Trial and Appeal Board

  • Enables predatory infringement of valuable patented inventions.

  • Provides an efficient route to invalidate and eliminate competitors.
  • Invalidates 84% of patents reviewed.

ARTICLE 1
SECTION 8
CLAUSE 8

“To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;”

what is a patent?

A patent is a property right that gives its owner the legal right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention for a limited period of time. In exchange, the inventor publicly discloses the invention so others can build upon it and continue to propel innovation.

What is a patent?

A patent is a property right that gives its owner the legal right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention for a limited period of time. In exchange, the inventor publicly discloses the invention so others can build upon it and continue to propel innovation.

Article 1 section 8 clause 8

“To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.”

The Current U.S. Patent System

  • Is stifling US innovation

  • Is sending key-future technologies to other countries

  • Is enabling large corporations to monopolize and harming small businesses and inventors.

WE ARE, AND WILL ALWAYS BE FOR Inventors And american Innovation

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MEET OUR INVENTORS

Many of today’s inventors with patented inventions face extreme challenges when trying to achieve their American Dream.

They devote their finances, time, hopes, and dreams to their inventions, only for the broken patent system to rip it all away and hand it over to large companies and other countries.

The broken patent system is harming inventors: Read their stories to learn more.

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