Innovation is the life blood of our company. We invest more than $6 billion annually in research and development, and have over 14,000 issued US patents, reflecting the strength of that investment. A strong, balanced US patent system is important to us to ensure that others don’t profit without our consent on the basis of our innovation. Seven years ago, we pushed for the improvements and rebalancing of the patent system that were achieved when the America Invents Act became the law of the land with strong bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress, and supported by a range of industries including both pharma and our own IT industry.
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