“True liberty, by protecting the exertions of talents and industry, and securing to them their justly acquired fruits, tends more powerfully than any other cause to augment the mass of national wealth.”

— Alexander Hamilton, Defense of the Funding System


Decrying MFN Drug Price Controls Rule

‘Most Favored Nation’ drug price controls are less model testing and more policy change by government fiat. Importing foreign price controls does nothing to foster innovation or competition. MFN basically rations Americans' access to medicines seniors need. 


CPR Comments on Discretion to Institute Trials Before PTAB

Institution of PTAB proceedings should not be a default setting, but a rules-based, focused, fair decision. The patent owner deserves the benefit of all that has gone into securing IP rights with a patent. A high burden of proof to reconsider and overcome them rests with challengers.  One administrative bite at the apple is sufficient for a faster, cheaper alternative to federal court. 


Free Market Groups' Support for PTO Dir. Iancu's PTAB Reforms to Improve Patent Reliability

In several recent cases, PTAB has exercised its discretion to deny launching new proceedings, such as when a challenge against the patent is pending in federal court. Congress must defend such strides the Trump administration has taken to restore balance in the patent system. 


Applauding Ninth Circuit's Denial of FTC's En Banc Review Request

The Ninth Circuit’s refusal to grant the Federal Trade Commission en banc review of that court’s ruling in favor of Qualcomm appropriately lets stand a unanimous appellate decision that respects dynamic competition involving IP. 


Favoring PTAB Deference to Article III Courts, Denial of Parallel Patent Challenges

USPTO Director Andrei Iancu has made several critical changes to the operations of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that addressed some—but not all—of the unintended consequences of the America Invents Act, injecting more predictability, reliability, and consistency into the patent system. 


Support for Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Nomination to the Supreme Court

Given Judge Barrett’s fidelity to the rule of law and to due process, we expect a Justice Barrett to safeguard sacred, constitutional private property rights, whether land or possessions or one’s original compositions or inventions are involved in a case. 


Opposing Defense Dept. Attempt to Nationalize 5G

Thank you for supporting the American competitive approach to 5G deployment, which is private sector driven and private sector led. We agree that nationalizing 5G and experimenting with untested models for 5G deployment is not the way the United States wins the 5G race. 


PTO Improves PTAB, Still Abused by Infringers

We are encouraged by PTO's recent steps to curb the marked imbalance of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s processes and practices that have contributed to the unreliability and reduced quality of issued patents. Congress should investigate how PTAB continues to be gamed through serial and parallel petitions against patents, which serves to disquiet title to exclusive IP rights. 


Ninth Circuit Reverses FTC v. Qualcomm

The Ninth Circuit’s reversal of the FTC and the district court is not only a victory for Qualcomm, which deserved to win, but also for IP exclusivity generally, property rights, American innovation and patent exclusivity for SEPs. 


White House Should Drop MFN Price Controls

More than 80 conservative groups call on the White House to ditch the "most favored nation" executive order importing foreign price controls on new medicines.  It destroys innovation, punishes patients and subjects "the land of the free" to the socialistic diktats of foreign governments. 


Praising NEPA Reform Final Rule

The Trump administration’s finalized National Environmental Policy Act regulatory reforms are a welcome rebalancing of property rights-based considerations, including fairness, equity and due process, while protecting the environment. 

CPAC panel on patent property rights with, L-R, CPR Executive Director Jim Edwards, CPR member-Tea Party Patriots' Jenny Beth Martin and USPTO Director Andrei Iancu.

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