The University of New Mexico recently joined more than 145 U.S. research universities and 250 businesses and organizations in sending letters of concern to the U.S. House and Senate judiciary committees and the New Mexico congressional delegation regarding pending legislation, Innovation Act HR 9, before the House Judiciary Committee.
The pending legislation to address patent litigation abuses, which is already being largely addressed by the 2012 America Invents Act, is so broadly drawn that it would further weaken the nation’s patent system and hinder the flow of new technologies from university research to the private sector.
The board of directors of STC.UNM, the University of New Mexico’s technology-transfer and economic-development organization, is a diverse group of individuals comprised of researchers, inventors, academics, administrators, government leaders, business executives, entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers and community leaders, with local, state, national and international ties. We are charged with guiding STC in its mission to support the University of New Mexico and its partners as the source for technology commercialization and economic development for our region and the state of New Mexico.
We are writing to express our collective concern for the continued vitality of New Mexico’s growing innovation ecosystem and the jobs of the skilled and dedicated employees it engages.
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