Modernizing the U.S. patent system is essential to protecting inventors, preserving American innovation leadership and generating economic growth. IBM congratulates Senators Leahy, Grassley and others for their leadership in forging a bipartisan patent reform bill that was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate in a 95-5 vote.
IBM strongly supports S. 23, the America Invents Act, because it works for all members of the intellectual property community, bolsters our nation’s competitiveness in the global economy, and stimulates innovation. As the top U.S. patent recipient for the past 18 years, IBM believes that S. 23 will enable significant improvements to a system that has not kept pace with dramatic changes in technology and innovation over the last half century.
IBM urges the House to complete its work on patent reform legislation and to act quickly to help preserve American innovation leadership and spur economic growth.