“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
CPR Joins Amicus Brief in Sackett v. EPA
Amici urge the Supreme Court to adopt a "continuous surface connection" standard in WOTUS wetlands cases under the Clean Water Act. This will reduce regulatory takings and Fifth Amendment violations.
CPR Support for S. 3772 to Stop Chinese Courts
The Defending American Courts Act ensures that intellectual property owners have access to U.S. courts and can exercise their American IP rights. S. 3772 would constrain the use of a disturbing, growing practice of certain foreign courts, particularly in China.
Bayh-Dole Coalition Opposes Xtandi March-In
The Bayh-Dole Act did not create a mechanism for the government to set prices on successfully commercialized products. Its explicit, well-understood purpose is to incentivize commercialization of technologies developed from federally funded inventions. The law has been hugely successful.
Opposition to Misuse of Bayh-Dole March-In
Some 31 signers from 29 center-right groups urge HHS to ignore calls and petitions asking HHS to deliberately twist the plain meaning of the bipartisan Bayh-Dole Act in ways that would decimate technological and medical progress.
Comments on Draft SEP Policy Statement
DOJ's draft statement on standards-essential patents falls short of achieving the proper balance, neutrality, and respect for both innovators and implementers in their complementary roles related to innovation, SEPs, and licensing.
Opposition to Gigi Sohn Nomination to FCC
Conservative opposition to the nomination of Gigi Sohn to the Federal Communications Commission. Her record of conflicts of interest, ideological bias, and anti-IP disqualifies her from public trust.
Support for H.R. 5649, the BEAT CHINA Act
CPR strongly supports H.R. 5649, the BEAT CHINA Act, incentivizing the relocation of manufacturing to the United States, bolstering domestic industry and making supply chains more reliable.
Request POP Review of IPR in OpenSky v. VLSI
The prospects of facilitating gamesmanship of PTAB proceedings are more than sufficient for reviewing this institution decision. CPR asks the PTAB board to review this matter, vacate IPR institution and make the denial precedential.
Withdraw DOJ's Draft SEP Policy Statement
The draft policy statement on standards-essential patents harms U.S. innovation and advantages China's national champions. It raises economic insecurity and national insecurity by asserting a flawed antitrust theory over what counts most where intellectual property and antitrust intersect.
H.R. 5376 Harms Drug Competition and Innovation
Conservatives voice "significant concerns about the prescription drug pricing provisions included in the House’s version of the Build Back Better Act, including the effect these provisions may have on drug and biologic development, as well as the availability of generics and biosimilars in both Medicare and the private health insurance marketplace."
Request for Investigation of FTC "Zombie" Voting
Asking for investigation into the Federal Trade Commission’s use of votes cast by former commissioner Rohit Chopra by e-mail after he had left the FTC and taken a position at the CFPB.
Budget Reconciliation & Inflation
H.R. 5376 will worsen the hidden "tax" of inflation, already reaching the highest level in 30 years. Inflationary pressures will stem from the climate provisions, adverse effects on our mature domestic energy industry, government price controls that will stifle U.S. innovation and competitiveness, and massive new government spending.
Budget Reconciliation Drug Price Controls
Center-right groups wrote Congress expressing opposition to drug price controls from the radical H.R. 3 contained in H.R. 5376. The partisan budget package's price controls will harm patients and reduce innovation.
Opposition to Budget Reconciliation Tax Schemes
CPR joined 112 family business advocates urging congressional tax writers not to tax "phantom [capital] gains in any form, whether through unrealized gains at death or through the recently released mark-to-market approach."
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.
Legislation Returns PTAB to "Patent Death Squad"
Sen. Leahy’s "Restoring the American Invents Act" is the exact opposite of what needs to be done in patent policy. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board would be returned to full-strength "patent death squad," the tool of Big Tech for squashing property rights and would-be competitors.
Opposition to Estate Tax Hikes in Budget Reconciliation
CPR wrote Ways & Means to express strong opposition to any Death Tax or "double death tax" measures, including changing capital gains treatment at death, in House budget reconciliation package.
Support for RSC's Countering Communist China Act
The Republican Study Committee has crafted effective legislation in the Countering Communist China Act. Its comprehensive approach reflects the fact that America’s industrial competitiveness is at stake when adversaries can freely break the rules, conduct espionage and plunder American private property — especially patents and other IP.
CPR Briefing on Property Rights
This webinar, hosted by Conservatives for Property Rights, highlights how ownership rights relate to private property of every type. Keynote Speaker: Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), House Chairman, Congressional Western Caucus.
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.