Sen. Leahy Says Trump Tried To Weaken America Invents Act

By Andrew Karpan (April 26, 2021, 6:52 PM EDT) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy on Monday addressed patent policy for the first time in his new role as chair of the U.S. Senate intellectual property subcommittee, decrying efforts by the last administration to undermine the America Invents Act and urging the Biden administration to appoint a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office director who will focus more on how to "weed out poor-quality patents."

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., took over as chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property in February. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) In remarks delivered on the Senate floor to mark World Intellectual Property Day, established by the World Intellectual Property...

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