We are encouraged by and applaud the remarks of some members of the cmte. However, when other members speak of the need for strong patent protection, but then introduce or express support for bills that only weaken patents and the invention rights America’s founders sought to protect, it is clear there is much work to be done to counter the influence and misinformation of large multinational infringers (thieves) and the damage their propaganda campaign has inflicted on property rights in America. These same members speak reverently of our founders, but yet ignore what they teach: the FIRST object of government is the protection of the product of our mental labors such as inventions, discoveries and creations, or as Madison called them our ‘faculties’ (see Our Position for Madison’s Federalist Paper quotes). What are we to make of such behavior? Have they come to praise the founders, yet bury inventors?
For example, some members and witnesses speak of concerns about patent trolls and weak patents used to extract cash settlements. But we have already repeatedly dispelled the patent troll myth…
Don’t believe the lies of thieves and their Chinese style propaganda machine.
We must point out that none of the witnesses at the hearing were inventors or small businesses who rely heavily on patent protection, unlike our large competitors who are able to protect their markets by their size alone. Why does Congress keep stacking cmte hearings with large infringer witnesses and lock out legitimate inventors and small entities who rely heavily on patents to commercialize our inventions? Why are some in Congress so afraid of inventors? Are they trying to hide the truth from the public that for us the patent system is all but dead so they can continue to push for laws that only further crush us and legalize theft of our inventions by our large competitors? Is this all about plausible deniability? Are these members of Congress who repeat the propaganda of thieves about ‘trolls’ and ‘weak’ patents being blackmailed by them or have they otherwise been commandeered? Such one sided hearings only spread the propaganda of thieves and hide the truth.
We believe if you check the federal dockets you will find each of these parties who make these baseless accusations about ‘trolls’ and ‘weak’ patents is routinely far more likely to be a defendant in a patent infringement suit than plaintiff. Like Microsoft who years ago was on record stating they only get patents because their competitors do, these parties are often far more likely to be invention users (thieves) than creators. Sure some of them have quite a collection of patents, but they are patents neither they or anyone else use. It is THEIR patents that are weak or of little value.
Rather, the state of the patent system is the opposite of what infringers say. There’s a reason why small entity patent filings and issued are now running only about 1/10th of their historical level. Clearly, there is something terribly wrong going on here and inventors know what it is: patent are now far too hard, slow and expensive for us to get and enforce and because of all that we are leaving the patent system by the droves. For us the patent system is in crisis.
As to weak patents being used by inventors or small entities to extract cash settlements from businesses…
Again, don’t believe the lies of thieves.
So the fact is all this talk of patent ‘trolls’ and ‘weak’ patents is just a propaganda campaign by large infringers used as pretense to push for changes in law that have nothing to do with the supposed evils they conjure up. They are red herrings to obscure their repeat and blatant theft of our inventions.
We will continue to expand our introductions to the rest of those in Congress who not only speak support for strong property rights in America, but who are willing to act on it.
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
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