“Abstract ideas are not patentable”
No doubt, many courts are having great difficulty applying patent law coming out of SCOTUS for the last several years, including Alice and several others. We gather that in part is what prompted former CAFC chief judge Michel to state it appears SCOTUS doesn’t ‘know what they are doing’.
In fact, the rules for what is patentable have become so restrictive and insensible that inventors no longer have any fair chance of obtaining patents for our inventions, or in the unlikely event we do we simply have no hope that we will ever be able to commercialize, enforce, or even benefit materially from them.
For example, the share of small entity issued patents has dropped to only about 1/10th of their historical share, if not less and still falling. We only succeed 3% of the time through appeal and even when we do win the CAFC severely and artificially slashes them to only a small fraction of the true economic benefit the infringers (thieves) receive from their theft. In America, at least for infringers, crime does pay. Worse yet, we no longer can get injunctions to stop their ongoing theft so for them it’s the gift that keeps on giving. For us the the patent system is now a sport of thieves which actually encourages our large competitors to rob and crush us. THIS, is justice?!
We are now forming committees to draft our proposed measures into one or more bills that will restore the American patent system which has through the propaganda and duplicity of large multinational thieves been reduced to rubble.
For our position and the changes we advocate (the rest of the truth) to restore the patent system, or to join our effort, please visit us at https://aminventorsforjustice.wordpress.com/category/our-position/
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