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”

Deep Dive 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”

Melissa Brand

Associate Counsel and Director of Intellectual Property Policy

Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Josh Malone


Bunch O Balloons

Adam Mossoff

Professor of Law

Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Saurabh Vishnubhakat

Professor of Law

Texas A&M University School of Law

Ilan Wurman

Visiting Assistant Professor

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

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