Iancu, Fed. Circ. Judge Warn Patent System Needs Revamping

By Britain Eakin (September 14, 2021, 7:50 PM EDT) -- Former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu suggested Tuesday the U.S. needs to overhaul its intellectual property policy before it loses more innovation ground to China, while Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O'Malley said too many would-be inventors can't withstand litigation in the current system.

Their comments came during a webinar sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies as part of a week-long summit on U.S. innovation competitiveness. Iancu and Judge O'Malley were joined on the panel by acting USPTO Director Andrew Hirshfeld, former USPTO Director David Kappos and former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel.

Iancu, who moderated...

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