Tillis teams with Dems to enact race, gender quotas for federal patents


His campaign is mouthing a bunch of nonsense about how much he love Trump and how conservative he is, but Thom Tillis’s own Senate website tells a different story:


Yesterday, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) introduced bicameral, bipartisan legislation to help close the gap faced by women, minorities, and others when it comes to procuring patent rights in the United States.


The Inventor Diversity for Economic Advancement (IDEA) Act of 2019 would close these gaps by directing the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to collect demographic data – including gender, race, military or veteran status, and income level, among others – from patent applicants on a voluntary basis.


It further requires the USPTO to issue reports on the data collected and make the data available to the public, thereby allowing outside researchers to conduct their own analyses and offer insights into the various patent gaps in our society.


“As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, we recently held a hearing on the underrepresentation of women and minority inventors applying for patents in the United States,” Senator Tillis said. “Women and minority inventors have made some of the most significant inventions in this country’s history, yet a recent USPTO study found that only 21 percent of all U.S. patents list a woman as an inventor and that women only make up 12 percent of all inventors.


We must work to close this gap to ensure all Americans have the opportunity to innovate, and I am proud to introduce this bipartisan, bicameral legislation to get a better understanding of the background of individuals who apply for patents with the USPTO.” […]


See how this works?  The Patent Office is being “required” to track all the race and gender (sexual orientation?  LGBTQIA-XYZ?) and report their findings.  This is how “affirmative action” in hiring and education began.  And here is our allegedly conservative,  Donald Trump-loving Republican senator trying to expand this demographic pigeon-holing to one more aspect of American life.



Face it.  Thom  Tillis LIED to us in 2014 to get elected.  And he barely did get elected.   2020 is your chance to punish this liar.  Make it count.  And make him remember it for the rest of his miserable  life.

12 thoughts on “Tillis teams with Dems to enact race, gender quotas for federal patents

    1. A stiff? A very successful business man, like President Trump, who courageously entered politics to hopefully rid our great State of one of our two despicable Senators is no stiff! GARLAND TUCKER 2020

    2. Mr Shaftan….perhaps that is what you perceive from his TV ads. I can assure you, he is nothing like that. I just heard him speak yesterday and he is a common sense, true conservative that has 3 main issues he is focused on: Immigration & Foreign Policy; Govm’t Spending; and Term Limits.

      Magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington & Lee University; MBA from Harvard Business School; and a retired CEO of a successful NYSExchange-listed specialty finance company. No slouch!!!

  1. In other words, women and minorities are not smart enough to obtain patents on their own. The government needs to put its thumb on the scale to tilt it in their direction so that they can have patents. What an insult to women and minorities.

    As far as his opponent being a “stiff”, I’d vote for a board before I’d vote for Tillis.

  2. If anything, Republicans in the NEXT congress (which we will OWN) should enact a law ELIMINATING all information from government or business databases indicating ANYTHING about race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. Long overdue!!!

  3. Andy W – Agreed – In fact , our voter roles should not include that info either! That would be the great gerrymandering equalizer!

  4. I would certainly support legislation that removes obstacles that hold women and others back.
    But that is not the case. This is nothing but a suck up quota system. Tillis would side with the devil
    for a vote. This life long republican will be supporting Tucker or someone else.

    1. Clayton…that’s exactly what he DID do: sided with devil Senate co-sponsor Hirono!!!!

  5. Damned RINO’s have all got to go. Please send all the money you can afford so another lying prick can return home.

  6. Every Republican I talk to in Raleigh opposes Tillis. I have never seen anything like this in GOP politics before. The man has crashed and burned. The opposition is across the board, but especially among GOP lawyers who deeply resent his stabbing Tom Farr in the back.

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