‘National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI)…nomination’
We nominate the ‘unknown inventor’.
In view of the present state of the American patent system where inventors have to fight years to get our patents with costs as high as a few hundred thousand dollars, the inability to keep our patents because of post issue admin reviews and the great expense of millions of dollars, difficulty and uncertainty of enforcing our patents and obtaining injunctions against infringers, we are no longer able to commercialize our inventions. We are crushed by the patent system that was created to encourage us. That is why our share of issued patents and filed applications has collapsed to only about 10% of our historical share -if not less and still falling. The end result is that so many inventors have been robbed in broad daylight by our large competitors and driven out of business before they could even get started. Therefore, neither we nor anyone else will ever know the identity of the inventor most deserving of this award. They may never have obtained a patent for their invention or may have promptly lost when attempting to enforce. Now their large competitors are free to use (steal) and be unjustly enriched by.
We continue to draft our bill which will restore our patent system. Until our bill is passed into law the ‘unknown inventor’ will persist and we will continue to nominate them for this medal.