The path to prosperity requires sound patent policy, not more patent reform


By U.S. Senator Jeff Danielson

Innovation is the lifeblood of a prosperous economy. Iowa’s recent economic performance, where improvements in agriculture and manufacturing have allowed us to weather the storm of a national recession and keep our overall unemployment rate below the national average, are the result of a culture of productivity and improvement fueled by innovation often protected by patents. Let’s continue this path to prosperity by rejecting H.R. 9, the Innovation Act, and S.1137, the PATENT Act.