Washington Post - "Q&A: Small inventors raise patent overhaul concerns"

Alexander Poltorak, GPC's Chairman and CEO as well as Founder and President of American Innovators for Patent Reform, answered questions about the effect the Senate's recently-passed patent reform bill will have on inventors if it becomes law ("Q&A: Small inventors raise patent overhaul concerns", Washington Post, March 28, 2011).

Regarding the proposed change to a first-to-file patent system - one of the most controversial provisions in the bill - Dr. Poltorak said, "The negative effects small entities suffer from a switch to first-to-file will reverberate in the general economy and affect job creation."