Today the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) issued this statement on the the Patent Examination and Quality Improvement Act of 2022:
SIIA commends Senators Leahy and Tillis for the introduction of the Patent Examination and Quality Improvement Act of 2022. Poor quality patents are a tax on innovation in the software and information industries. The bill recognizes the importance of examination time and resources, as well as the technical training needed for examiners of critical emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. We look forward to working with the sponsors to help this bill become law.