‘One of the biggest fears for any company is the danger of an event that is highly unpredictable and cost intensive. This fear is further magnified when the danger poses a risk of preventing the company from making, using or selling their core goods and services.’
If that ever was true, it certainly isn’t true today. Large infringers have always had a great advantage over their small inventive competitors -lots of cash to delay and frustrate justice. Today that advantage and others have grown exponentially. As the patent system now exists it is far too hard, expensive and slow for inventors and small entities to get and enforce their patents. Large infringers have little risk of being sued for stealing their small competitors inventions as it commonly takes small firms 5 years or longer to get a patent, and if they dare assert it they often end up back at the Patent Office which inventors will tell you has become a tool to protect large infringers thanks to a PTO management straight from large infringer central. When we have to fight to get or keep our patents we go out of business. As a result, infringement is about as cozy now as it has ever been for large multinationals who infringe at will. Is this attorney spreading propaganda for large multinational infringers?
And by the way, why is it when someone takes your car or cash they call it theft or robbery, but when they take your invention they call it infringement? Can’t we call invention infringement what it is…theft? What’s with the spin? Can’t we speak plainly and call it what it is rather than obfuscate the theft which only adds to the injustice?
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’. Those who use the amorphous phrase ‘patent troll’ expose themselves as thieves, duped, or doped and perpetuate the lie.
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