House Subcommittee Hearing on Intellectual Property and Competition with China: Tea Party Patriots Action, Producer of INNOVATION RACE Documentary, Reacts


Atlanta, GA – Today, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet will hold a hearing entitled, “Intellectual Property and Strategic Competition with China: Part I.” Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) recently produced a documentary about the weakening U.S. patent system and competition with China entitled, INNOVATION RACE. In response to the subcommittee hearing, TPPA Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement:

“Winning the technology race with China is crucially important for America’s national security. While China is strengthening its own patent system and exploiting the weaknesses in ours, the U.S. is falling behind and discouraging inventors with an intellectual property system that works for Big Tech, and Big Tech only.

“This issue is so important that Tea Party Patriots Action produced a documentary, INNOVATION RACE, to highlight the need to reform the U.S. patent system to restore U.S. dominance in the areas of invention, technology, and innovation.

“In 2011, Big Tech giants lobbied Congress to change the U.S. patent system to benefit them, at the cost of inventors and America’s technological competitiveness. What followed was a new bureaucratic kangaroo court that Big Tech uses to easily invalidate new and existing patents, overwhelming the original inventors with massive legal fees needed to challenge their claim to the invention they created. This is just one of many issues that the House subcommittee needs to address to help put America back in the forefront of innovation.”

The INNOVATION RACE documentary can be streamed through SalemNOW.