Friday, February 13, 2009

Heritage Foundation on Patent Reform

The Heritage Foundation, a leader is conservative thought, recently issued an open policy-memo to President Obama on patent reform (link below). The recurring theme of the memo is that patent reform should serve to reinforce patent rights and certainty in the strength of patent rights in general rather than weaken the entire system to address a few narrow, limited problems. Heritage proposes that all proposed reforms should be measured by “whether they are likely to increase or decrease investments in industries that rely on patent protections to foster innovation.”