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The Congress That Killed The Patent System December 3, 2013
Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA
"Former Patent Office Director Kappos and other former directors of the Patent Office have made it clear that we should move slowly and with great care in making such changes to the patent law. This legislation is too broad, its implications too unclear, and its effects unknowable. That is what witnesses and experts have indicated. That is what we hear from all around the United States from very significant players in our economy."
The Congress That Killed The Patent System December 2, 2013
Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA
"Former Patent Office Director Kappos and other former directors of the Patent Office have made it clear that we should move slowly about this type of change and with great care when we are making such major changes in the patent law. This legislation is too broad. The simplifications are unclear. The effect is unknowable. That is what witnesses and other experts have indicated. They conclude, “Move forward with caution.”"
Freedom And Technology November 18, 2013
Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA
"The witnesses at the hearing that they did have included former Patent Office Director Kappos, who made it clear that we should move slowly and with very great care in making such great changes to the patent law, especially in light of the fact that no one yet understands the implications of the last patent law they passed during the last Congress called the America Invents Act, the AIA. That was Congress’ last patent bill, which is right now in the process of being implemented and interpreted by the Patent Office and by the courts."
Patent Law November 14, 2013
Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA
"The witnesses from these hearings on this legislation have included former Patent Office Director Kappos, and he made it clear that we should move slowly and with great care in making the many changes to the patent law that are part of this legislation, especially in light of the fact that no one yet understands the implications of the last patent bill that was passed through Congress during the last Congress."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions April 11, 2013
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Following a Judiciary Committee hearing last year, I asked PTO Director Kappos whether the Patents for Humanity program would be more effective, and more attractive to innovators, if the acceleration certificates awarded were transferable to a third party. He responded that it would, and that it would be particularly beneficial to small businesses. The Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act makes these acceleration certificates transferrable. It is a straightforward, cost-neutral bill that will strengthen this useful program."

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