Innovation and Patent Reform

Innovation and Patent Reform

A new, controversial law- the America Invents Act- proposes to streamline the process and change how patents are awarded. We examine the debate over reforming America's patent system.

The United States has always been a global incubator for research and technological innovation. But some worry that our system of granting patents is becoming too costly, cumbersome and litigious. A new, controversial law, the America Invents Act, proposes to streamline the process and change how patents are awarded. We examine the debate over reforming America's patent system.

Guests

Adam Mossoff

Professor of Law, George Mason University

David Olson

Assistant Professor, Boston College Law School

Amy Schatz

Technology Reporter, Wall Street Journal

Louis Foreman

CEO, Enventys

Glen Kotapish

President, Inventors Network of the Capitol Area (INCA)

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