Who We Are
We are a group of inventors, startup companies, venture capitalists, incubators, and research institutions who have come together in the interest of safeguarding our nation's innovation ecosystem. The research and development that our companies and institutions perform has led to numerous breakthrough technologies in fields such as medical devices, mobile technologies, biotechnology, clean energy, and cloud computing. Our venture capital members and incubators have – for many years – founded and financed dozens of companies that have generated billions of dollars in value and created millions of jobs.
We invent real things and create real companies, and we are concerned that efforts to radically change the patent system in the United States would harm our ability to lead the world in both of these things. Disrupting a strong patent system would be catastrophic for our ecosystem of innovation and global competitiveness. We are committed to promoting a strong intellectual property system that supports innovation, investment, and breakthrough technologies that change our world. Our mission is to ensure this system continues to thrive and benefit American startups and inventors, and most importantly, American jobs.