‘Inventions are property…’

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2016/11/21/patent-views-peter-thiel-mean-trump-administration

From Gene’s last response to one of our posts…

‘So patents offer incredibly important rights to inventors and they should be strong and come with meaningful rights to exclude that are honored in the courts and by the USPTO that issued them, but monopoly is not the right word to use to describe patents.’

So it appears we are in agreement. Inventions are property and similar to most all other property they include the right to exclude others from making, using or selling.

As to the rest of his response…

‘98% of patents cover inventions that make no money. There simply is no market for most inventions, so no monopoly. Third, a single patent on an invention will never create a monopoly once additional innovation and improvement occurs.’

No doubt it is a steep climb for inventors to benefit from their creations and discoveries.  It always has been. But in the present American patent system it is nearly impossible. We have no fair chance. When PTO management actively obstructs our obtaining and enforcing patents to our inventions, how can we? When we have to fight to get and keep our patents we go out of business. The system is terribly stacked against us. When the very federal government that was created to award and enforce patents for our inventions refuses to carry out its duties and when some in it actively collude with thieves, we and America lose.

Historically, a single patent or a family stemming from a single application has dominated and even controlled various fields. Elias Howe had his sewing machine patents. Gordon Gould had his laser patents. There are many others. But today many of us have been stonewalled by PTO management straight from infringer central so we wait for our patents or a time when they can be enforced in courts that actually respect property rights unlike so many today who clearly do not. We are diligently working with our friends in Congress  to correct these terrible injustices. When thieves win, America loses.

 

from an inventor

A response to our prior post from an inventor…

“Even before our current president had changes enacted to eviscerate patentee rights, Corporate America had a cavalier attitude about intellectual property rights.  They told me that companies would use any technology they want and leave it to inventors or patent owners to find their infringements.  Then they would challenge an individual inventor to risk the costs of litigation to enforce those rights.  It was standard operating procedure.

Today, with forced re-examination of patents, Markman rulings, and the like, the individual inventor is rarely able to capitalize on his inventions.  The only hope is a corporate partner or a contingent fee attorney together with years of challenges.”

‘You can disagree if you want…’

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2016/11/21/patent-views-peter-thiel-mean-trump-administration/id=74741/

Gene Quinn November 24, 2016 3:07 pm

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    You can disagree if you want, but a patent is not a monopoly and you make a huge mistake saying that it is. First, those who hate patents want others to incorrectly believe a patent is a monopoly in order to regulate it under the Antitrust laws. Second, a monopoly only exists if there is a market. Too many inventors make the mistake that getting a patent means that there will be riches appear. 98% of patents cover inventions that make no money. There simply is no market for most inventions, so no monopoly. Third, a single patent on an invention will never create a monopoly once additional innovation and improvement occurs. So patents offer incredibly important rights to inventors and they should be strong and come with meaningful rights to exclude that are honored in the courts and by the USPTO that issued them, but monopoly is not the right word to use to describe patents.

    -Gene

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    Gene, thank you for responding. We welcome the opportunity to engage in open public debate on this important issue. Open debate has been something patent law has largely been devoid of with infringers (thieves) apparently controlling the publications on many sites and access to Congress. We are changing all that. For example, that is why we created our site so that open debate can occur.

    To be clear, we are not saying inventions are monopolies. Rather inventions are property and like other forms of property they come with certain rights. In this instance the right we were referencing was the right to exclude others, such as from making, using, or selling -the right of exclusivity.

    Do you agree inventors have the right of exclusivity?

    (Ps, we will run by our group for feedback to this post and update any changes on our site and attempt to do so here)

 

 

‘The use of the word “monopoly”…’

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2016/11/21/patent-views-peter-thiel-mean-trump-administration/id=74741/

‘The use of the word “monopoly” to describe patents, or copyrights, is unfortunate’

Politely, we completely disagree. The Constitution says…

‘To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the EXCLUSIVE Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;’

That inventors have exclusive rights to their inventions -in other words a ‘monopoly’, of that there can be no doubt. Don’t be confused by large multinational invention thieves and their Chinese style propaganda machine.

For our position and the changes we advocate (the rest of the truth) to truly reform the patent system, or to join our effort, please visit us at https://aminventorsforjustice.wordpress.com
or, contact us at aifj@mail.com

Wiki-Propaganda

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent_troll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMuysrP-5v0

‘a patent troll is a person or company that attempts to enforce patent rights against accused infringers far beyond the patent’s actual value or contribution to the prior art.’

If you think the invention isn’t that useful or you don’t like the price, then don’t use it. If that car costs more than you are willing to pay, then don’t buy it. It truly is that simple.

The patent system now teeters on the brink of lawlessness. Call it what you will…patent hoarder, patent troll, non-practicing entity, shell company, etc. It all means one thing: “we’re using your invention and we’re not going to stop or pay”. It’s a pure red herring by large invention thieves and their paid puppets to kill any inventor support system. As Mark Twain said, ‘truth is not hard to kill, and (that) a lie well told is immortal’.

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

For our position and the changes we advocate (the rest of the truth) to truly reform the patent system, or to join our effort, please visit us at https://aminventorsforjustice.wordpress.com
or, contact us at aifj@mail.com

‘The 12-page letter’

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/overnights/305986-overnight-tech-hearings-in-the-lame-duck-techs-message-to-trump

‘The 12-page letter spanned policy recommendations on issues like …patent reform’

We’ll summarize that recommendation for you, “help us rob and crush our small competitors”.

Just because they call it ‘reform’ doesn’t mean it is. Dont believe the lies of thieves.

For our position and the changes we advocate (the rest of the truth) to truly reform the patent system, or to join our effort, please visit us at https://aminventorsforjustice.wordpress.com
or, contact us at aifj@mail.com

They toast…and we roast

One look at this picture and it’s easy to understand how the American patent system came to be in such a state of crisis for inventors and small entities.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1386409/Worlds-richest-dinner-party–including-guests-Obama-Mark-Zuckerberg.html

America continues to pay the bill as large multinational corps rob and crush their small job creating competitors thanks to changes in law which legalized theft of our inventions. Meanwhile, those same multinationals ship more and more jobs overseas. When they can’t export jobs they import workers.

For our position and the changes we advocate (the rest of the truth) to truly reform the patent system, or to join our effort, please visit us at https://aminventorsforjustice.wordpress.com
or, contact us at aifj@mail.com