“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


Opposing Government Expropriation of Copyrighted Journal Articles

A policy idea would require privately produced and funded peer-reviewed journal articles be freely available to the public immediately upon publication if they discuss any underlying research supported by a government grant. This would effectively eliminate the copyright protection that incentivizes and enables American scientific and medical organizations and publishers to invest billions of dollars in producing and disseminating high-quality peer-reviewed articles. 


Opposing H.R. 1425's Socialized Medicine-Antidrug Innovation Power Grab

H.R. 1425 would hurt American innovators leading the charge against a global pandemic, disrupt our health system, harm U.S. patients and consumers, advantage our competitors and substitute bureaucrats’ centralized decisions for the millions of decisions by consumers, providers and innovators

that make our health system dynamic and innovative. 


Proposed PTAB Rules for Instituting Challenges of Patent Validity Claims

CPR supports PTO's proposed changes to PTAB’s institution rules, pursuant to the Supreme Court’s SAS v. Iancu opinion. Foremost, eliminating the presumption of viewing a patent owner’s testimonial evidence in the most favorable light to the petitioner represents a step toward fairness. 


Letter Supporting Rep. Massie's Restoring America's Leadership in Innovation Act

RALIA would strengthen private property rights in one’s inventions and discoveries.  The bill would go a long way toward reversing the antipatent trend of recent years. 


Letter to the Senate Opposing the Land & Water Conservation Fund Title in S. 3422

S. 3422 would make the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) not subject to congressional appropriation, mandate that $900 million be spent annually in perpetuity on federal land acquisition. 


Supporting Legislation to Boost Domestic Critical Mineral Exploration and Development

The United States today is frighteningly reliant on China for critical minerals, such as lithium and rare earth minerals. Thus, CPR commends the American Critical Mineral Exploration and Innovation Act. 


Medicare Proposal Really Just a Step to Socialized Medicine

Reject the Medicare Crisis Program Act. Proposals to massively expand federal health programs, from the Medicare Crisis Program Act to “Medicare for All,” will harm all taxpayers and patients in the long run.  


Opposing Denial of Property Rights of COVID- Fighting Innovators

Some want to deny patents, exclusivity, and property rights to biomedical innovators, targeting specifically those working furiously on vaccines, diagnostics, therapies, and cures for the COVID-19 scourge.  Even if it did apply only to medicines for COVID-19, even that limitation would be dangerous, disruptive, and unacceptable, if innovation is to flourish.   


Ensuring U.S. 5G Leadership, Innovation, Security

In light of competition from Chinese companies that receive significant financial and political support from their government, the challenge of protecting U.S. leadership is truly a national imperative that requires a serious governmentwide approach, while working closely with private sector leaders. 

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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