‘Given the devastation brought on the patent community by certain patent examiners and the indifference of the Patent Office’
But the problem is far worse for inventors and small entities than other applicants. If we have to fight to GET our patents, we go out of business. Big companies are far better positioned for a lengthy and expensive fight. That’s in part why small entity applications and issued patents have plummeted and appear to be at an all time low in the single digits, whereas historically small entity patents have generally ran about 50-60% of issued, but have been as high as 80% (see our position statement).
The other part is post issue reviews. The same rule applies here. If we have to fight to KEEP our patents, we go out of business. The patent system is now far more stacked against us. There’s a reason why America’s inventors are no longer inventing and why America now can’t find a job. Small entities create the lion’s share of new jobs. The patent system is in crisis and so is America.
Inventors wish it was only PTO ‘indifference’ we had to deal with. Many view PTO management as an enemy who is openly hostile against us -depriving us of our property rights and destroying our businesses. Are agents of large multinational invention thieves thieves running the Patent Office? Inventors will tell you they are and in this case perception alone is enough to cause a crisis. A complete house cleaning is desperately needed at the top of the PTO. We need someone who has strong ties with inventors and small entities to take over to restore inventor trust in the PTO.
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