Patent reforms are working their way through Congress. The California Technology Council has joined a broad coalition of businesses from all industries in the US to change the rules that encourage patent trolls. This coalition, United for Patent Reform, includes stakeholders from the National Restaurant Association to the Consumer Electronics Association to the National Retail Federation to the Global Automakers Association.
Learn more about why reform is needed, from research compiled by UFPR, here.
Though the technology community has come together with this remarkable set of allies, from retailers to small businesses of all kinds, we spoke with Todd Gillenwater of the California Life Sciences Association on some of the reasons why tech and biotech may not always agree on reforms, and why some changes could upset a delicate ecosystem for innovation - especially in California.
Listen to this edition of The Innovation Agenda podcast here.