‘Haber presents data showing the relationship between the strength of enforceable patent rights and the level of economic development across several different countries. The results are remarkably clear: “there are no wealthy countries with weak patent rights, and there are no poor countries with strong patent rights.”’
As we’ve said, show us a country with weak or ineffective property rights and we’ll show you a weak economy with high unemployment. The reason is simple. Developing any new technology is expensive, time consuming and risky. If you can’t own what you create, it is a fool’s errand to even begin. Without strong patents inventors and small entities inevitably become free r&d for their large competitors who quickly elbow you out of any market you get traction in -after you’ve taken all the risk and done all the hard work. We simply will not create new technologies without strong patent rights. And because patents are now too hard, expensive and slow to get and enforce inventors and small entities are standing down in historic numbers. Look at the crash in small entity patent filings. These changes in the patent system over the last 10 years are destroying inventors and their natural and common law property rights. The result is clear. It’s time for REAL patent reform before further damage is done to America’s economy.
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