‘approached Apple about a partnership’

http://fortune.com/2017/11/07/israeli-apple-camera-corephotonics/?iid=sr-link1

‘According to the lawsuit, Corephotonics Chief Executive David Mendlovic approached Apple about a partnership. Apple praised the start-up’s technology but refused to license it, Corephotonics said, even suggesting it could infringe the latter’s patents with little consequence.’

This is common practice for large multinationals. No doubt all large entities in this present state of the patent system are free to rob their small competitors at will. Few courts respect property rights as do few in Congress. Basically the country is in a state of commercial anarchy. The courts and Congress have not only allowed, but aided this activity. Many large tech, insurance, retail, and financial services firms now brazenly defy inventors and other small competitors. Many routinely have used the threat of flagrant infringement as a way of bullying inventors into selling out at a fraction of the value of their technology knowing they have no way to stop infringement in view of the tremendous expense and uncertainty of enforcement. Large multinational infringers (thieves) know that and shamelessly use it. This is business as usual for them. Such companies completely lack ethics. They are the modern day equivalent of horse thieves. Until the patent system is restored, large infringers will continue to thumb their noses at us and steal at will.

For example, one inventor formed a joint venture with a large financial services firm to commercialize the invention, but when the Patent Office refused to issue patents the capital partner backed out. Then about 10 years later after the patents began issuing following many years of fighting by the inventor on his own with no help from the former partner, the financial services company and former capital partner sued the inventor in violation of the agreement which forced the inventor to settle to avoid bankruptcy in an expensive legal battle, granting the former partner a free license.

Another inventor was told by a large multinational competitor that he must sell his company and its technologies to them and come to work for them, or they would flood his market and put him out of business.

These are examples of why inventors and small businesses rely so heavily on the patent system to stop these predations of large competitors. Without strong property rights this will continue to be the fate of inventors and inventor shares of filed and issued patents will continue to crash as the American inventor disappears and with them good paying American jobs. Congress must act now to restore the patent system and with it America’s greatest job engine.

For our position and the changes we advocate (the rest of the truth) to restore the patent system, or to join our effort, please visit us at https://aminventorsforjustice.wordpress.com/category/our-position/
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‘declining to hear Samsung’s appeal’

http://fortune.com/2017/11/06/apple-samsung-supreme-court-3/?iid=sr-link3

‘The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to step back into the years-long feud over patents between the world’s top smartphone makers, declining to hear Samsung’s appeal of a lower court ruling that reinstated a jury award of about $120 million in favor of Apple.’

We are very pleased to see that the court once again respects property rights. It is our sincere wish that they now do so for all property holders regardless of their wealth or influence. In fact, we rely on a uniform and consistent across the board application of property rights for all property holders. Without such a framework we have no fair chance of ever commercializing our inventions. The courts, Congress and the White House will now determine the course of the American economy by their actions. Truly and consistently applied strong property rights will encourage inventors. A continued weak patent system inconsistently or ineffectively applied will only continue the decline of small entity patent filings and issued patents which has already plummeted to about 1/10th of their historical shares, if not less and still falling.

For our position and the changes we advocate (the rest of the truth) to restore the patent system, or to join our effort, please visit us at https://aminventorsforjustice.wordpress.com/category/our-position/
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“bad patents”

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2017/10/30/ptab-patent-trolls-bad-patents-wakeup-aia-apologists/id=89609/

PTAB is necessary to prevent trolls from asserting “bad patents” with frivolous lawsuits

Let’s deconstruct the large infringer propaganda in this statement. First, since large infringers refuse to define the phrase, we do so for them.

patent troll=small competitor

That by itself will help Congress put all the remaining Chinese style propaganda of large multinational infringers (thieves) in perspective.

Next, when large infringers say ‘bad patents’, what they mean is those owned by others. Similarly, by ‘frivolous lawsuits’ they mean ‘any time WE are sued’.

It really is that simple.

Most importantly, the PTAB is a pseudo judicial/administrative body which ‘tries’ cases involving property disputes -specifically inventions. We believe any such body or process which denies any American the right to a trial by jury is wholly in tension with any reasonable reading of American history and the Constitution. Since the founding of America and indeed into the middle ages in England as codified in Magna Carta all citizens have had a right to a trial by jury. America’s founders regarded that right to be ‘inalienable’. Large infringers somehow defrauded Congress into passing a bill -no doubt written almost entirely by large infringers, which violates that right. When thieves write the laws no property is safe. The only just course is to either repeal the law or replace it with one that respects and guards that and all other rights. We stand ready to work closely with our friends in Congress and elsewhere to craft a bill which does so while in general restoring America’s patent system which has been so debased by large multinationals so as to make obtaining, keeping and enforcing our patents practically impossible. To that end we have drafted a set of measures we believe will do just that.

https://aminventorsforjustice.wordpress.com/proposedmeasures/

For our position and the changes we advocate (the rest of the truth) to restore the patent system, or to join our effort, please visit us at https://aminventorsforjustice.wordpress.com/category/our-position/
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‘vague software patents’

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2017/10/31/patent-based-financings-unlocking-licensing-revenues/id=89705/

‘Over time, many companies began to view patents – particularly vague software patents – as weapons that could inflict significant harm in the hands of infamous patent trolls, rather than assets of potential value. Given the staggering cost of defending a patent infringement action to conclusion — easily within the $5 million range — settling was often the most rational course, regardless of a case’s merits. As the cost of these settlements began to pile up for a handful of the largest technology companies, so did the political pressure exerted on Congress to change the patent system and return leverage to those sued for patent infringement.’

Let’s clear the air and inject a little critical analysis on the above statements.

  1. infringers regard all patents as ‘vague’…that belong to anyone else
  2. patent troll=small competitor
  3. All businesses consider settling when sued. This is true in all business litigation -not just patents. The considerations are most always
    1. what will it cost to settle,
    2. what will it cost to fight,
    3. what are our chances of losing and what will the cost be if we lose…what is our exposure

To suggest that only the cost of fighting is considered by accused infringers is just not true. That is a lie routinely spread by large infringers and their paid lobbyists. For example, if their exposure is going out of business and their cost to settle is $50k, then they settle. Pretty reasonable, right?

The authors lose all credibility by repeating such lies. It appears their principal clients are large corps, or that at least in this instance they are working for large multinational serial infringers (thieves).

http://brileyfbr.com/our_firm/

Don’t believe the lies of thieves or their paid lobbyists. Just because they call it ‘reform’ doesn’t mean it is.

For our position and the changes we advocate (the rest of the truth) to restore the patent system, or to join our effort, please visit us at https://aminventorsforjustice.wordpress.com/category/our-position/
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‘annals of cynical corporate subterfuges’

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-allergan-tribe-20171019-story.html

‘In the annals of cynical corporate subterfuges, it would be hard to top the effort by the drugmaker Allergan to fend off a patent challenge by selling its drug rights to a rural New York Indian tribe.’

Some people, large infringers and co conspirators only see what they want to…or what they’re paid to.

First, let’s clear the stench from the propaganda of such large multinational infringer (thief) PR articles:

patent troll=small competitor

Now that we have a proper footing to begin an honest discussion, let’s also correct another misreported or propaganda element in the Times piece.

Any one has the right to sell their property to whoever they choose. That new owner then has the right to use the property as they see fit in any legal manner and benefit from whatever legal framework they operate within. If the new owner has a valuable right to avoid having their property revoked in a pseudo legal proceeding in an unlawful ‘court’ then they should certainly do so. They would be fools to not.

The problem with the Times piece is they seem to have been hoodwinked by the Chinese style propaganda of large multinationals. All their ‘reforms’ ever do is make it easier for them to rob and crush their small competitors. We believe the present PTO post issue proceedings deny inventors our right to a trial by jury -a right which America’s founders held as ‘inalienable’, recognized and guaranteed in our Constitution, and has roots back to the middle ages in England and Magna Carta. Has the Times or its reporter simply been snookered by giant thieves, or are they part of their propaganda machine? Because their article does not allow comments, and because of other articles by this reporter (lobbyist?) we suspect the latter. All he knows about patents is…he doesn’t have any.

Is the Times blatantly blocking honest open public debate? Isn’t that censorship? Were they paid to run that one sided article?

Large newspapers conspired to ruin inventor Samuel Morse in the 1800’s by running biased articles against him and his businesses when he refused to give them a discount for telegrams over his telegraph system. Whose ox is being gored here? Can big business of any industry ever really be trusted -publishers or otherwise? The bigger the crook the bigger their lies and corruption.

For our position and the changes we advocate (the rest of the truth) to restore the patent system, or to join our effort, please visit us at https://aminventorsforjustice.wordpress.com/category/our-position/
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drastically weakened “obviousness”

http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/355558-its-vital-that-the-supreme-court-defend-agricultural-innovation

‘Earlier this year, Samsung asked the Supreme Court to overturn an unusual decision by the federal circuit that drastically weakened “obviousness,” a standard in patent law by which inventions are compared to previous patents in order to determine whether or not a competitive development is sufficiently innovative and thus deserving of a patent.’

Poppycock! All large multinational infringers want to do is to corrupt property rights so only they may obtain and enforce patents. Then they can rob and crush their small competitors at will. We’re effectively there now. The truth is the original and only true standard for patentability is in the American Constitution: is the invention useful, or does it advance the sciences. Any standard beyond that only serves infringers, not inventors or America. Don’t believe the lies of thieves and their Chinese style propaganda machine.

For our position and the changes we advocate (the rest of the truth) to restore the patent system, or to join our effort, please visit us at https://aminventorsforjustice.wordpress.com/category/our-position/
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‘AIA was intended to stymie patent trolls’

http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/355725-medical-innovation-shouldnt-lead-to-tribal-warfare

‘The AIA was intended to stymie patent trolls that bought up patents they never intended to use. Hedge funds, individuals and companies purchased patents not with the intent to protect their manufacture of innovative products, but to sue innovators who had their own, similar patents.  Stopping this practice was a laudable goal that made sense for technology like software code and cell phone hardware. ‘

So say large infringers (thieves) and their friends of a feather.

Let’s get real…

patent trolls=small competitors

First, inventors no longer have a fair chance to commercialize their inventions as a result of a patent system which has been so debased by the propaganda of thieves that our patents are nearly worthless…if we can even get them. Therefore, our only chance at benefiting from our inventions is to sell our patents or sue for infringement those who are stealing them. Do you really think we’re going to sit idly by while we’re repeatedly robbed? Suggesting that those who buy our patents don’t have a right to enforce them is sheer stupidity.  If they cant enforce them, they will not buy and we will have no chance at benefiting from our inventions. No doubt that’s what the large multinational infringers who float these lies are aiming at.

To the contrary, anyone who buys a building or a truck has a right to refuse to let others use them. Why should inventions be any different? Property is property. This nonsense is pure dissembling by thieves. The bigger the crooks, the bigger their lies.

This is just mindless prattle by self interested snobs. Those large entities (certain large universities, etc) who sat by and watched the patent system being deconstructed and sold for spare parts and did nothing to stop it fully deserve the devastation that has now reached them. Have they no shame? Their goal is not to build a patent system that protects all inventions -just theirs (and their giant thieving pals). That way they can keep their small competitors from obtaining and enforcing patents against them and their big tech partners in crime while getting and enforcing their own patents. It’s a doctrine of theft. Are they really any better than lobbyists of large infringers? Hell No!!!

In our view there are NO existing bills that will restore the patent system to any meaningful extent. All existing bills will do is at best keep the status quo so large multinationals can continue to rob and crush their small competitors. In contrast, we are working with our friends in Congress to draft a bill that truly will restore the patent system. Please see our list of proposed measures which is the basis of that bill(s).

America cant afford any more fake reform of large multinational infringers and their co conspirators. Just because they call it ‘reform’ doesn’t mean it is.

For our position and the changes we advocate (the rest of the truth) to restore the patent system, or to join our effort, please visit us at https://aminventorsforjustice.wordpress.com/category/our-position/
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