Deputy Director Michelle K. Lee at the Technology Policy Institute
Patent reform is high on the agenda for Congress. Proponents of reform claim the current system produces excessive litigation, particularly on the part of “patent assertion entities,” imposing costs on entrepreneurs and others and deterring innovation. Those on the other side suggest that the litigation explosion is overstated and that patent reform efforts will weaken intellectual property protections to the detriment of innovation.
Deputy Director Michelle K. Lee joined The Technology Policy Institute for a half-day conference “Patents in Theory and Practice: Implications for Reform” on February 11 to explore the evidence for reform from both sides of the issue.