[Fourth Branch] Innovation in the US Patent System

How does the US patent system affect inventors and innovators? Does the patent system promote or stifle innovation? Josh Malone, inventor of Bunch O Balloons, and a variety of intellectual property experts weigh in on this important topic.

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

Differing Views:

RTP Paper: “Crippling the Innovation Economy: Regulatory Overreach at the Patent Office”

Free Lunch Podcast: “Is There a ‘Death Squad’ at the U.S. Patent Office?: Examining the Patent Trial and Appeal Board”

“Supreme Court Upholds Procedure That’s Said to Combat ‘Patent Trolls'”

Fourth Branch Video: “Introduction to the Intellectual Property Working Group”



Adam Mossoff
Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School


Melissa Brand
Associate Counsel and Director of Intellectual Property Policy, Biotechnology Innovation Organization


Josh Malone
Inventor, Bunch O Balloons


Ilan Wurman
Nonresident Fellow, Stanford Constitutional Law Center


Saurabh Vishnubhakat
Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law


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