2022 Event Recap
READ: “Protecting Competition and Innovation in Home Technologies“
June 15, 2021
Statement for the Record Submitted to U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights
Although Phyllis Schlafly is known for her many conservative victories in the political arenas of elections and family values, she was equally passionate about a lesser discussed topic among most grassroots Americans. Patents and inventions were near and dear to her heart. Her father was an inventor and a patent holder, and she understood the unique and vital role that intellectual property laws played in our wonderful free market republic. America truly is a marvel of the world in the freedom and rights given to inventors. She wrote often on this topic and was known throughout the patent community as a staunch defender of the intellectual property rights.
The issue of patents and inventors truly transcends partisan politics. Republican or Democrat – many individuals recognize the United States’ patent system and protection of intellectual property to be one of the foundations of our free and prosperous society. American inventors, more than any other nation, have advanced the world by leaps and bounds. We owe a great thanks to the wisdom of our founders who understood these rights and took special care to place them in the Constitution itself.
Each year, Phyllis Schlafly Eagles and the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund honor this legacy of Phyllis with a dinner celebrating her work and the important battles that still play out in government. These dinners began in 2017 [read a report on the event from IP Watchdog], the year after her death.
WHO Wants to Raid Patents, Wreck R&D, Slow the Pace of Finding Vaccines and Cures
India, South Africa and other nations are using the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext to raid intellectual property through the World Trade Organization. South Africa
The Bayh-Dole Act: A 40-Year Success Story
By James Edwards, Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund Patent Policy Advisor Forty years ago, the federal government had poured many billions of dollars
Restoring IP Rights After the Destructive, Unjust Antitrust Rendering in FTC v. Qualcomm
This op-ed was originally published on IPWatchdog.com. If a judge ever botched an antitrust case involving patents, the prize may go to federal district Judge Lucy
Bill Confusing Inventors with Monopolists Risks All Invention
There’s always a danger that, when politicians get involved scratching something that’s itching the public, overeager politicians will overreach. A few years ago when implementers
Congress May Benefit Trial Lawyers, Endanger Patients, Rob Innovators and Undermine Patent Rights
Congress is looking for ways to cover the costs of the Childrenâ€™s Health Insurance Program, whose authorization expires at the end of this fiscal year September 30.
2021 Event Recap
Keynote Address — Hon. Andrei Iancu
Full Video — Panel Briefings
Full Video — Dinner Program