U.S. Can't Afford to Mar Innovation
Poltorak, Alexander, The Christian Science Monitor
Ever wonder why the US now turns the clock back one hour right after Halloween? According to a book by Michael Downing, it's largely due to the candy lobby that spent much time and money giving out candy-filled pumpkins and making election donations to members of Congress.
Similar forces are at work in another Washington debate that threatens to turn back the clock on innovation as early as February: the so-called Patent Reform Act of 2007. Despite the fact that improvement in some fashion is needed, this sweeping reform, if made law, will undermine the core of the patent system in the United States. It will mean weaker protection for small inventors, university …
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Publication information: Article title: U.S. Can't Afford to Mar Innovation. Contributors: Poltorak, Alexander - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: January 28, 2008. Page number: 9. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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