IBM congratulates House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and the Committee for overwhelmingly approving the America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, by a vote of 32-3.
IBM strongly supports H.R. 1249 and urges the House to act quickly to pass this patent reform legislation. H.R. 1249 is important legislation that will create a contemporary patent system, spur innovation and create jobs. In addition, this legislation balances the needs of inventors of all sizes in all industries and will enable essential and significant improvements to the operation of our nation’s patent system. This common-sense set of reforms will update patent laws to keep pace with the cutting edge of innovation and will significantly enhance patent quality.
It is crucial that the House enact H.R. 1249 now to preserve American innovation leadership and spur economic growth.