US Inventor President Randy Landreneau, who was at the Burlington rally, pointed out, “the AIA is a bill that has upended the rights of inventors and innovative startups in ways no lawmaker intended.”
Landreneau went on to say, “the America Invents Act stripped American inventors of almost all of their Constitutionally provided right to stop large corporations, including Chinese companies tied to the CCP, from simply taking their significant, patented technologies.”
Our U.S. Constitution uses the word Right exactly one time, to protect authors and inventors and their creations. Article I, Section 8 Powers of Congress-Clause 8 states: “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.”
Our Founders knew what they were doing in opening up Intellectual Property rights to all American Citizens. President George Washington was a major proponent, knowing this Clause, and the Patent Act of 1790 which followed, would be a substantial aid to the newly formed country economically.
These actions set the stage for anyone to achieve what would become known as The American Dream.
Unfortunately, the AIA has done the exact opposite.