• Conservative, Free-Market Coalition Opposes Weaponizing Antitrust Laws
    The Market Institute joined a letter opposing the weaponizing of antitrust laws by Congress. While left-wing proponents may sell these bills as the answer to conservative censorship online, empowering unaccountable bureaucrats would only increase the potential for government abuse of Americans’ free speech rights, including those of conservatives. The coalition […]
  • Coalition Opposing Freight Rail Reciprocal Switching
    The Competitive Enterprise Institute released a letter today addressed to the Surface Transportation Board regarding reciprocal switching. The signers of the letter, including Charles Sauer, President of the Market Institute, “maintain a deep interest in free markets and the benefits they provide to the American consumer.” Read the letter below: […]
  • Small Inventor Letter Re: Leahy’s Restoring the America Invents Act

  • Patent Pirates, Not Patent Trolls, Are Hurting Our Economy
    Market Institute President Charles Sauer has a new article in RealClear Policy looking at what drives an innovative economy and what hurts it. “For years, special interests have used the specter of the so-called “patent troll” in their never-ending attempt to vilify innovators and undermine the patent system. This campaign was done to advance the agenda of […]
  • The Pendulum Is Swinging Toward Innovation
    After huddling in our caves for a year – the world is coming to life again. That will be good for the economy, it will be good for everyone’s mental health, but most importantly it will likely mean a boom in innovation. The problem is that until the Trump Administration […]
  • Boring Biden takes on Innovation
    Market Institute President Charles Sauer has a new piece out in the Washington Examiner on a new executive order by the Biden administration on mergers and acquisitions. “Compared to the craziness and unpredictability of the last administration, the Biden administration is fairly calm. One might say it’s even boring. But […]
  • Biden Should Respect Vaccine Makers’ Patent Rights
    Market Institute President Charles Sauer has a new piece in RealClear Policy on patent rights. The White House recently issued a patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines. Here’s an excerpt of Sauer’s article: “President Biden recently made what the Wall Street Journal referred to as the worst single Presidential decision since Nixon’s […]
  • World IP Day
    World Intellectual Property Day 2021 shines a light on the critical role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the economy and how they can use intellectual property (IP) rights to build stronger, more competitive and resilient businesses.  The Market Institute is pleased to sign the ad below celebrating World IP Day […]
  • Trump’s presidency has had some redeeming qualities: Innovation was protected
    Market Institute President Charles Sauer has a new article up at the Washington Examiner on how the United States Patent and Trademark Office has empowered innovation the last 4 years. President Trump’s legacy will be something that is debated for years to come, but his administration did have some redeeming […]