In late 2013, the relatively obscure issue of patent reform rocketed to prominence as the House of Representatives passed the Innovation Act with a bipartisan 325-91 vote. Congress, the White House, and numerous businesses large and small have supported patent reform. With the Innovation Act back this year and a Senate bill expected imminently, patent reform continues to be a vigorous debate.
Please join us for a lunch and panel discussion on what’s next for patent reform. First, you’ll hear presentations from individuals facing abusive patent lawsuits. Then, we’ll hear from a bipartisan panel of lawyers and economists on the challenges of achieving balanced and substantive reform.
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Congressional Meeting Room South
Lunch will be served.
R Street Institute, Public Knowledge, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation