‘Property is property, and the GOP is supposed to be the Party that protects property. Yet so many Republicans are actively on the wrong side when it comes to protecting IP, which is titanically stupid.
The mythical beast the GOP (and the Left) is allegedly looking to slay is the “patent troll,” which is just a little less real than actual conservative Republicans.
Republican California Congressman Darrell Issa is the richest member of Congress. How did he get there? With his car alarm systems, all of which were protected by… patents. Yet he is the lead House dog looking to bite the IP hand that so brilliantly fed him.
The lead Senate dog attacking IP is Utah Republican Orrin Hatch. Who just wrote this massive bit of nonsense:
“Our nation’s patent system has been in need of serious reform for many years. So-called “patent trolls” – entities that don’t actually make or sell anything but that instead buy patent licenses merely to extort settlements – have become a serious drain on our economy. According to one study, patent trolls and their frivolous lawsuits cost our country nearly $80 billion per year.”
This is just one giant, stupid lie.’
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