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Patent Quality and Startups – Mini

Low quality patents are frequently weaponized to extort startups and threaten American innovation. And such low quality patents create confusion for innovators and restrict the flexibility needed to accommodate future innovation.

The Inter Partes Review (IPR) system, Section 101, and the Supreme Court’s Alice decision have all significantly improved patent quality. These tools prevent people from obtaining or enforcing weak or over broad patents, prevent patents that claim abstract ideas, and prevent patents that fail to claim actual new inventions.

When policymakers ensure patent quality, startups can #InnovateWithoutFear