Tell Congress: We Don’t Need More Bad Patents
Right now, Senators are working to remove key legal protections that protect people from patent trolls and other abusers of the patent system.
Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) have published a “framework” for a bill that will undermine protections of Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act.
Section 101 puts important limits on what can be patented. For instance, it bans patents on abstract ideas, natural phenomena, and laws of nature. Our patent laws are supposed to keep those basic ideas unpatented—they are the building blocks of scientific progress, available to all.