‘As the holder of 37 patents himself, Issa has been vigilant about protecting the intellectual property rights of artists and other entrepreneurs to help protect America’s position at the forefront of innovation and creativity in the entertainment and technology industries’
Whether or not he is a patent holder, we are unsure if he is an inventor. We believe that to be an important distinction, particularly in light of the above statement on his web site. According to the USPTO PAIR website Rep Issa is not an inventor -he has never been listed as an applicant in any issued patent. However, he is listed as inventor or co inventor on 3 US patents. Why he is not listed as an applicant on either of the 3 we do not know. It is curious and appears to contradict.
According to the federal court dockets, Rep Issa himself has never been involved in a patent suit. However, his former company Directed Electronics was sued twice for patent infringement: once in 2007 and again in 2015. How he came to have an ownership stake in the 34 patents of others he references (or if), or if they have any value we do not know. With this in mind, does his web site statement appear intentionally misleading? His only involvement in patent enforcement (‘protecting …intellectual property rights’) could only have been as a defendant -an infringer.
Further, based on his conduct and the bills he has had a hand in, it gives us every indication his sensibilities and interests are completely aligned with large infringers (thieves), not with inventors. Why does he align himself so? All their bills ever do is further weaken property rights so large multinationals can ransack and loot their small competitors, running through the streets taking everything they can carry. Where is rule of law? Why do the courts not stop this commercial rioting?
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