No evidence that “stronger” patents will mean more innovation

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Vera Ranieri

“Right now, the patent lobby — in the form of the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association — is demanding ‘stronger’ patent laws. They want to undo Alice v. CLS Bank and return us to a world where ‘do it on a computer’ ideas are eligible for a patent. This would help lawyers file more patent applications and patent litigation. But there’s no evidence that such laws would benefit the public or innovation at all.” (05/24/17)