Making patents great again?

By Richard Lloyd

President Trump’s election victory was one of the biggest political shocks in US history. His new administration promises changes in many areas – but when it comes to patents, much of the thinking remains unknown

On January 20, with clouds overhead and rain in the air, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States in front of a crowd of disputed size in Washington DC. His ascent to the top has been one of the biggest upsets in modern political history as he pushed what was in some respects an atypical Republican agenda, which focused on his claim to be the person to “make America great again”. However, in contrast to that of his opponent Hillary Clinton, Trump’s was a campaign lacking in policy detail.

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