Alliance of U.S. Startups & Inventors for Jobs

Advancing America's
Innovation Ecosystem


Who we are

We are the inventors, startups, and research institutions who develop revolutionary new technologies and products that drive economic growth and job creation. We are committed to promoting a strong intellectual property system that supports innovation, investment, and breakthrough technologies that change the world.


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Our Position

We Believe
Patents Matter

For more than 200 years, the U.S. patent system has empowered inventors, entrepreneurs, startups, and universities to lead the world in innovation and economic prosperity.

We oppose efforts to weaken patents

Legislation like the Innovation Act is unnecessary. Its supporters are urging Congress to dramatically weaken patent protections, limiting the value of intellectual property.

We Believe in a stronger patent system

Our 4 principles: Consider the impact of recent government actions, narrowly address true abuses, focus on the role of inventors, and improve patent quality.


Why it matterS if congress
tinkers with patents

Dr. Greg Raleigh

Founder & CEO, ItsOn, Inc.
Redwood City, CA

Proposed patent legislation
weakens innovation

Angela Macfarlane

President & CEO, ForSight Labs
Menlo Park, CA


Before the adoption of the United States Constitution, any man might instantly use what another had invented; so that the inventor had no special advantage from his own invention. The patent system changed this; secured to the inventor, for a limited time, the exclusive use of his invention; and thereby added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius, in the discovery and production of new and useful things.
— Abraham Lincoln, the first and only U.S. President to hold a patent