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Then you'll be happy to know

Then you'll be happy to know that TJ was the father of patent law in the US, the first patent examiner and even proposed to Madison that IP should be protected by constitutional amendment in the BoR.

He wrote in a letter to B. Vaughan 1790 -

"An act of Congress authorising the issuing patents for new discoveries has given a spring to invention beyond my conception. Being an instrument in granting the patents, I am acquainted with their discoveries. Many of them indeed are trifling, but there are some of great consequence which have been proved by practice, and others which if they stand the same proof will produce great effect."

Does that now make you a supporter of IP? If anything, we can say that TJ was ambivalent on IP.