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Manufacturing Letter on Patent Reform to President Obama.

Posted in Practice Commentary by Jake Ward on February 15, 2009

A joint  letter from 135 U.S. manufacturers to President Obama, dated February 10, 2009,  has been circulating the patent blogosphere recently.   In the letter, the manufacturers caution against drastic changes to U.S. patent law, such as reducing penalties for patent infringement, which they believe will discourage innovation and result in reduced investment and lost jobs in our country.  The letter encourages only those legislative changes that would benefit the broad spectrum of patent stakeholders (alluding to the fact that changes to patent infringement penalties were primarily supported by high-tech companies, and few others).  A copy of the letter may be found here.  

The following list of companies signed on to the above-mentioned letter.