The SBTC sent a letter on May 15 to Speaker Boehner asking him to oppose H.R. 9, the “Innovation Act”, as it is bad for small business. The bill’s overbroad and sweeping changes to the patent system will have the effect of suppressing the patent rights of all patentees, and in particular, will hurt the small, high-tech, job-creating SBIR businesses, and the economy.  In its place we ask the Speaker to support the “TROL Act”, which is much effective in combating patent trolls, without the damaging consequences that the Innovation Act would have to small business inventors.

SBTC Letter to Speaker Boehner Regarding HR 9