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[Excerpt] The AFL-CIO believes that the proper functioning of the U.S. patent system is an important element in a comprehensive strategy to promote economic renewal with good jobs at good wages. Innovation is a key ingredient in fostering growth, job creation and rising living standards. We have measured all patent reform proposals by three benchmarks: effective remedies for patent infringement, an expeditious, non-frivolous and time certain review of issued patents, and necessary funding for the Patent and Trademark Office.


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Samuel, W. (2011, April 12). Legislative Alert: US Patent System. Washington, DC: AFL-CIO.

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