‘Congress made a huge mistake in creating the PTAB.’
We agree, but the mistake goes further. The full error was in passing AIA, or as we prefer to call it the America Stops Inventing Act, or ASIA for short as that’s where it sends America’s jobs.
Simply put, the purpose of the patent system is to encourage inventors. But AIA did nothing but discourage. No doubt, post issue review is a huge part of the problem, but there were many other severe problems in the bill such as first to file, expedited processing, etc. No, there was nothing in that bill that was good for inventors. In fact, it did manifest harm and may prove to be irreparable if Congress waits too long to correct. Meanwhile, small entity patents and filings will continue to evaporate. They are now running only about 10% of their historical shares, if not less. Obviously then, for us the patent system is in crisis. This is what we get when large multinational infringers commandeer certain Congress members into locking out inventors from cmte hearings and instead swing the door open wide for large infringer propaganda patsies. Yes, AIA is a disaster for America, but a windfall for large multinational infringers (thieves). Any time thieves win, America loses. AIA must be repealed.
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