OUR CORE VALUES

WE FOSTER INNOVATION

Innovation is the cornerstone of the American Dream. Everyone can build the next best mousetrap. US Inventor’s vision is to help teach people that process as well as defending that ability on Capitol Hill.

WE HELP ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE

US Inventor brings together the best and brightest innovators of today to help the best and brightest innovators of tomorrow. We teach, promote, and defend the invention process and business methods involved in developing an idea, making a profit, and changing lives.

WHO WE ARE

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PAUL MORINVILLE – FOUNDER

Paul is an inventor with dozens of patents and pending applications. He is the Founder and CEO of OrgStructure, LLC, and an early stage enterprise middleware provider.

In 2013, changes in patent law stopped investment in his company, so Paul started walking the halls of Congress in Washington D.C. educating over 350 offices about the damage caused by patent reform to companies like his and inventors.

He founded US Inventor, a 501(c)4, which continues to work to end anti-inventor patent reforms and promotes strong patent rights for inventors.

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RANDY LANDRENEAU – PRESIDENT

Randy is an inventor with three patents. He is a former President and current Board Member of the Tampa Bay Inventors Council, and President of Complete Product Development, a firm that does CAD design, prototyping, and short runs.

Randy started fighting for inventors when the America Invents Act was moving toward passage in 2011. That battle was lost, but when the Innovation Act passed the House in 2013, he teamed up with Paul Morinville in a door-to-door effort in the US House and Senate which helped stop its eventual passage.

He is now using his association with inventors across America to enable a grass-roots effort to restore the rights of inventors in America.

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JOSH MALONE – POLICY DIRECTOR

Josh Malone quit his corporate job in 2006 to take his shot at the Inventor’s Dream. Eight years later, savings depleted and kids college unfunded, he took one last swing before trudging back to the corporate world. And hit a home-run with Bunch O Balloons. His solution to the 63 year old problem of filling and sealing water balloons instantly became the number one selling summer toy. His invention was stolen by a notorious serial infringer who convinced the USPTO to revoke his patent under a controversial procedure of the 2011 America Invents Act. A brutal and costly legal battle combined with a anti-corruption crusade ultimately resulted in a $31M award and restoration of his patent rights. He is now a full time volunteer with the inventor advocacy organization US Inventor.

US INVENTOR MAJOR MILESTONES

  • Grown to 40,000 subscribers, including 10,000+ patented inventors

  • Mobilized to successfully block CBM extension

  • Led 200+ constituent meetings with Reps & Senators

  • Drove effort to regulate PTAB discretion to goal line

  • Intervened in big tech APA lawsuit against the USPTO

  • Stopped the Innovation Act in 2014-2015

  • Backed elimination of BRI and adoption of district court claim construction 300+ public comments

  • Introduction of bi-partisan Inventor Rights Act

AND THERE’S MORE ~ US INVENTOR HAS ALSO WORKED ON…

Over 150+ current news/articles/topics on US Inventor Website. | ‘Contact Your Rep’ tool, to engage directly with Representatives. | Weekly web-series “In The Trenches With Inventors”. | Written dozens of letters and public comments, averaging over 100 signatures each. | Supported several inventors with strategic pro bono litigation. | Hundreds of media interviews and mentions – Bloomberg, Law360, Law.com, IP Watchdog, Reuters. |Creation of range of content from video to weekly mailers. | Helped push removal of Director Michelle Lee, Acting Director Joe Matal, Chief APJ David Ruschke, USPTO Solicitor Nathan Kelly won appointment of Director Andrei Iancu. | Achieved updates to the Trial Practice Guide to reduce institution rates and deference to prior proceedings.| Lead party on more than 30 amicus briefs.