‘Today, the true beneficiaries of innovation seem to be those well-entrenched interests who can copy without great fear of reprisal, leaving the actual inventors without any true ability to commercialize and profit from their intellectual property. ‘
You almost hit the nail on the head. Not only do they not have ‘great fear’, they have NO fear. From our prior article we only win about 3% of the time in the courts through appeal, thanks to disastrous and unjust laws like the America Invents Act. They should have called it the America STOPS Inventing Act because that has been the result. Then there are monstrously bad court decisions like Alice, eBay and others which have in affect legalized theft of small competitor inventions. And even when we do win the artificially deflated damages are a trifle for large infringers. Plus, we can’t get injunctions to stop the thief. Large infringers have nothing to fear…and don’t they know it! These are some of the reasons why they now loot us at will. America is in a state of commercial anarchy. Why do Congress and the courts allow this perpetual and flagrant grand theft to continue? Why are they so soft on crime? Why!
Today for inventors and other small businesses it is far too hard, slow and expensive for us to get, keep and enforce patents for our inventions. That is why our applications and patents have collapsed to only about 10% of their historical shares, if not less and still falling. For us the patent system is now a sport of thieves. We have been ‘reformed’ to death by our large infringers. It never was their intent to fix the patent system, but rather to destroy or disable it and thereby make it easy for them to rob and crush their small competitors. Whenever we have to fight to get, keep or assert our patents we go out of business.
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