Manzullo, bipartisan colleagues urge House leaders to protect patents
From press release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Feb. 2, U.S. Representatives Mike Michaud (D-Maine) and Don Manzullo (R-16) joined with Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) to send a letter to congressional leaders urging them to make strong patent protection policy an important part of economic recovery efforts. The lawmakers also expressed their opposition to past patent reform efforts and concerns they have with the current bills moving forward.
The lawmakers wrote: “In light of persistently high unemployment and a slow economic recovery, we write to underscore the importance of protecting U.S. intellectual property standards as a way to help U.S. businesses and create U.S. jobs. The recession has illustrated the need for the U.S. to maintain a diverse economy and promote policies that encourage American companies to research, develop and manufacture products in the United States. Key to these pro-growth policies are strong patent protections that ensure the patent application process is efficient and fair for big and small companies alike.”
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