ALEC Workshop: Stick ‘Em Up! The Fleecing of Small Businesses by Patent Abuse and How States Can End the Fraud

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ALEC Workshop:

Stick ‘Em Up!  The Fleecing of Small Businesses by Patent Abuse and How States Can End the Fraud

“The patent system added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius.”  Abraham Lincoln

The only right actually included in the US Constitution recognizes that “Authors and Inventors [have] the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”  But patent abuse jeopardizes small businesses by falsely claiming patent infringement threating our innovative economy.  States can address this patent abuse problem, greatly reduce frivolous claims and ensure that the patent system continues to reward the hard work and investments of inventors.