HTIA and the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) submitted comments to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on February 23. The Alliance and CCIA affirm the importance of increasing diversity and equity when it comes to innovation, and suggest changing how we discuss innovation to avoid a focus solely on patents and to recognize broader forms of innovation than the narrow, traditional conception of invention. To overcome systemic barriers to innovation, HTIA and CCIA stress that we must ensure that historically-excluded groups have access to the knowledge, resources, and opportunities that will allow them to innovate.
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