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Big Tech’s Abuse of Patent Owners in the PTAB Must End

Adam Mossoff
Adam Mossoff
Chair, Forum for Intellectual Property and Senior Fellow

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A decade of abuse of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board as a tool of predatory infringement tactics has already damaged the U.S. innovation economy and undermined the ability of the U.S. to address competitive challenges by China. Congress should heed the Founders’ vision of a patent system that, in the words of the Constitution, truly promotes the “progress of the useful Arts.” It is time for Congress to enact real reform, fix the errors of the recent past in the America Invents Act of 2011, and reject the efforts by many prominent Big Tech companies to expand and magnify these errors.

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