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house Bill H.R. 7259

Should the ‘Patents for Humanity’ Program Be Codified Into Law & Winners Granted Transferrable Certificates?

Argument in favor

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s “Patents for Humanity Program” plays an important role in encouraging innovation for humanitarian causes. Without a clear financial incentive, these causes are often neglected by innovators and profit-driven companies; so this program plays an important role in rewarding and encouraging humanitarian innovation. Making Patents for Humanity program accelerated review certificates transferable and codifying the program into law, as this bill does, would strengthen the program and broaden its impact.

JunnaLayn's Opinion
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06/26/2020
Any action toward solving the enormous issues we face is good by me!
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Argument opposed

The “Patents for Humanity Program” is already well-structured as is so there’s no need to codify it into law. Making the accelerated patent review certificates it awards to innovators transferable could potentially incentivize innovators to sell their accelerated patent review certificates to others who don’t share their passion for humanitarian innovation, or whose innovations don’t meet humanitarian needs.

Just.Dave's Opinion
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06/26/2020
I don't trust anything the house is trying to do, especially in an election year... obviously a ploy for votes... This is the party that claims to be of the people for the people, and then shows just the opposite with their actions. Like with the police reform... They say they want to help you out, but walk away from debate... Thankfully I'm not the only one that has noticed. Utah has had a large number of people registering for the Republican party, many even switching from the democratic party! Your blue tsunami is looking more like a blue flush every day!
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    Any action toward solving the enormous issues we face is good by me!
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    I don't trust anything the house is trying to do, especially in an election year... obviously a ploy for votes... This is the party that claims to be of the people for the people, and then shows just the opposite with their actions. Like with the police reform... They say they want to help you out, but walk away from debate... Thankfully I'm not the only one that has noticed. Utah has had a large number of people registering for the Republican party, many even switching from the democratic party! Your blue tsunami is looking more like a blue flush every day!
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    @Just.Dave: Be careful what you wish for. https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/06/20/utah-gop-registrations/
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    I think encouraging innovation for humanitarian causes is a good thing, and I would like to see the program’s impact strengthened.
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    I believe both Democrats and Republicans can support this bill. It inspires a whole new generation of creativity and innovation. I have always strongly believed that scientific progress is vital for any civilization to thrive. We need to begin looking for new solutions to climate change and we need to create energy efficient transportation, lighting, etc. Innovators and inventors are what we need in these modern times.
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    Anything that looks towards innovation and keeps our country moving forward is something I want to stand behind. While I prefer people using their intuition and abilities for their own gain, I think that putting incentives to take more risks will work out for us
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    I like this! Great bill! Saving lives and inspiration at the same time! Needs more bipartisanship!
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    “Make America Great again” let us make our own products and better our nation.
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    Let’s create programs that lift people up and make the government fully accountable for using tax payer monies.
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    Really?
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