“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
Joint Standards Initiative
If PTO is to achieve its goal of fostering U.S. involvement and leadership in standards development in the most important technological areas, then policies and regulatory action must accord with private property rights and free markets. Otherwise, the initiative is destined to fall short of fostering U.S. innovation, standards development, SEPs and licensing.
End IRA Prescription Drug Price Controls
Given the well-documented destructive history of price controls and the law’s expansion of government power over our health-care system, we, the undersigned organizations, strongly urge Congress to repeal the prescription drug prices controls found within the Inflation Reduction Act.
CPR Cohosts “Innovation Race” Film Showing
This award-winning film gave Capitol Hill attendees a focus on ingenuity, property rights, and the stakes of global leadership in emerging technologies. CPR, the Inventor's Project and Tea Party Patriots Action cosponsored, Rep. Bill Posey gave remarks about U.S.-China competitiveness and innovation’s and IP's critical roles.
New IP Principles by U.S. Chamber’s GIPC
The U.S. Chamber Global Innovation Policy Center’s IP principles describe how "a renewed and principled approach to intellectual property is key to unlocking America’s full innovative and creative potential in the 21st century.” CPR’s James Edwards ranks among the signatories.
PAHPA Price Controls
These “reasonable pricing” requirements would apply to marketable drug, biologic, or other medical technology that stems from federal research funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and BARDA. These strictures are virtually guaranteed to reduce innovation and fail to achieve the stated goal.
Palo Alto Networks v. Centripetal Networks
CPR strongly supports Centripetal Networks’s request for rehearing and POP review of the decision instituting IPR. Centripetal won in Article III court. Palo Alto is gaming the system to get leverage in separate litigation involving different patents.
The Restoring America's Leadership in Innovation Act
H.R. 5874, the Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act, would strengthen private property rights in one’s inventions and discoveries. The bill would go a long way toward reversing the antipatent onslaught of recent years. RALIA would counter the sustained assault by courts, Congress, the Administrative State, and patent-infringer interests.
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.