United for Patent Reform submitted testimony to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property which today, held a hearing titled, "Protecting Real Innovations by Improving Patent Quality." In our testimony, we affirmed that it is imperative to have a renewed focus on improving patent quality at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. And for the next director of the Patent and Trademark Office, it is equally imperative to choose a candidate who recognizes that improvements are needed and will take swift action to address them. As this hearing rightfully acknowledges, the patent system exists to promote and protect real innovation for the benefit of the American public, not to issue undeserving patents that place a drag on innovation and are used to go after productive businesses.
Read the full testimony here: