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Startups Thrive When Policymakers Promote Quality and Stem Abuse
Over the past decade, a series of positive policies made it harder to obtain low-quality patents and assert them against startups. And as those policies went into effect, there was less and less abusive patent litigation. At the same time, startups across the country were thriving. However, more recent policy changes cut in the opposite direction–meaning more low-quality patents remain in force today. Instead of chipping away at the good progress, policymakers should restore their focus on patent quality.