If you the latest patent news, you’re likely to see the same stories repeated over and over again. Companies, state and federal governments and ordinary citizens are worried about patent trolls, and others who would abuse the existing system. This is a primary reason why Congress is considering yet another overhaul to the patent system just a few years after the America Invents Act.
But sometimes the noise can bury the lead, so to speak. At least that is the opinion of seven major American companies, that have banded together to form the Partnership for American Innovation (PAI). The companies, Microsoft, DuPont, Ford, GE, IBM, Apple and Pfizer, are leaders in manufacturing, healthcare and high technology, and have one common message they want to send to the American public – and Congress.