Senator Coons and Congressman Massie to Participate Google Hangout on Patent Legislation


Senator Chris Coons (left) and Congressman Thomas Massie (right).

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, I will have the honor of interviewing Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) in a live, bipartisan online Google Hangout. Our conversation will discuss pending patent legislation, specifically addressing concerns with the PATENT Act (S. 1137) and the Innovation Act (H.R. 9), which are currently pending in Congress. Joining us to provide the inventor perspective will be Louis Foreman, an acclaimed inventor who is also the publisher of Inventors Digest. In addition to my questions viewers are invited to submit questions via Twitter using the hashtag #PatentsMatter.

The event is being presented by the Innovation Alliance’s Save the Inventor campaign.



  • Senator Christopher Coons (D-Delaware)
  • Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky)
  • Louis Foreman, Founder and Chief Executive of Enventys, CEO of Edison Nation
  • Gene Quinn, U.S. Patent Attorney and Founder of IPWatchdog (moderator)



Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. ET



View the Google Hangout at:

Follow the Twitter conversation and submit questions using the hashtag #PatentsMatter.



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4 comments so far.

  • [Avatar for Edward Heller]
    Edward Heller
    October 5, 2015 11:51 am

    David, I assume that if they only ever hear one side of the story, what you say might be true.

  • [Avatar for Daniel W. Cole]
    Daniel W. Cole
    October 4, 2015 05:24 am

    Would like to have another way to send questions as I find twitter annoying. Would be interested in the constitutional challenges to the “patent troll” acts that North Carolina, Vermont, and Florida are enacting.

  • [Avatar for David]
    October 2, 2015 02:17 pm

    Ned – I am not sure that the Legislative branch is going to be your ally in this fight.

  • [Avatar for Edward Heller]
    Edward Heller
    October 1, 2015 09:07 pm

    Gene, I have been told that Massey is up to speed on the constitutional challenges to IPRs, or at least knows about them. You might want to raise that topic.