Patent reform gets support from hospitality, retail spaces

Casinos, supermarkets, restaurants among those petitioning Congress for new patent law

Every industry has its share of specific problems. Major League Baseball deals with steroids, the entertainment industry must combat pirates, and the post office has to deal with an image problem. But sometimes there are concerns that sweep across multiple industries, and that is when America begins to take note. Gas prices, for example, have a huge impact on the cost of everything from shipping a package to buying groceries. 

And now, it seems, problems with patent laws are beginning to touch just about every industry out there. Long gone are the days when supermarket and restaurant owners could read about the problems that tech companies were having with patent trolls and smile because it wasn’t their problem. The fact of the matter is, the current state of the patent system in this country is having a profound impact on all facets of the economy, and business owners have decided to voice their concerns.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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