‘rigged for the wealthy’

http://fortune.com/2019/01/29/2020-election-economic-reform/?iid=sr-link4

‘People see the U.S. economy as rigged for the wealthy’

Nowhere is that more evident than in our patent system. For inventors and small businesses patents have become far too hard, slow and expensive to get, keep and enforce. As a result, our large multinational competitors are now free to rob and crush us at will which they readily do…repeatedly. Is it any wonder then why small entity issued patents and patent filings have dropped to only about 10% of their historical shares -if not less and still falling though there isn’t much farther they can fall? Why invent when we cant own what we create? Why risk our time and precious capital when only our large thieving competitors will benefit? As in the case of big business fat cats, great heft often comes from grand theft. It gives a new meaning to the old phrase, the ‘filthy rich’. This patent system does not encourage invention…only theft of.

Meanwhile, our large multinational competitors move more American jobs overseas. When they cant export jobs they import workers that displace Americans.  That’s why Johnny cant find a descent paying full time job and why our college graduates cant find jobs in their fields of study and are forced to take part time low wage jobs -all the while saddled with tens of thousands if not over $100,000 in school loans. Our bill will change that by returning inventions back to their inventors which they may build businesses around while stoking America’s economy: not the economies of foreign shores.

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/
or, contact us at aifj@mail.com

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‘the public good is disregarded’

http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa10.htm

James Madison from Federalist Paper 10:

‘…the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties, and that measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority…’

In short and as too often happens even in America, ‘might makes right’. This is an evil the founders sought to combat by a proper organization of the federal government. Based on patent decisions since 2005 by SCOTUS and other courts and bills such as the America Invents Act ‘might (still) makes right’ for the flimflamming filthy rich and that battle is still being fought.

‘billions of dollars’

http://fortune.com/2019/02/08/brainstorm-health-daily-02-08-19/?iid=sr-link2

‘But billions of dollars are potentially at stake here’

For all but the privileged few inventors that is a pie in the sky. The sad truth is that most every inventor now has no fair expectation they will be able to commercialize their inventions or even benefit materially from them.

To begin, only a few inventions have a value even in the best of times of more than a couple hundred thousand dollars. But turning that potential into a reality is a long hard slog which has since the eBay decision in 2005 become a pipe dream. Before it and several other horrendous court decisions and legislated law, we had to jump through hoops. Now those hoops have been set on fire. It is now simply too hard, expensive and slow for us to get, keep and enforce our patents. That is why the small entity share of issued patents and filed applications has shrunk to only about 10% of their historic shares, if not less and still falling.

We are now drafting a bill which will restore the American patent system for all inventors -large and small.

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/
or, contact us at aifj@mail.com

‘market-creating innovations’

http://fortune.com/2019/01/17/davos-innovation-america-eradicate-poverty/?iid=sr-link6

‘Singer’s market-creating innovation was just the tip of the iceberg. Generations of American entrepreneurs succeeded, against staggering odds, by pioneering other market-creating innovations.’

But those days have passed. Changes in our patent laws both judicial and legislative since roughly 2005 have blocked our ability to commercialize our inventions and enabled and encouraged our large competitors to rob and crush us. Decisions such as Alice, eBay, and others have been calamitous for us. The America Invents Act, known by inventors and the America Stops Inventing Act or ASIA for short as that’s where it is sending all our jobs, has piled on.

Inventor and small entity issued patents and filed applications are down to only about 10% of their historical shares, if not less and still falling…though there isn’t much further they can fall until they completely disappear. The reasons are many: we often can’t get patents and when we do after years of fighting the Patent Office at costs in the hundreds of thousands of dollars we can’t keep them because of post issue admin reviews. Just one of those proceedings can cost us up to a million dollars which few of us have the cash for so we then lose our patents by default. Even if by some miracle our patents survive review our chances of winning through appeal in court is only about 3% and can cost as much as ten million dollars for a single suit. Even if we win in court we still can’t get injunctions to stop our competitors from using our inventions so the courts have legalized theft of our inventions. Naturally then, we can see the writing on the wall. We have no chance so why bother to create inventions only our large infringer competitors can realistically profit from. The odds are worse than ‘staggering’. The fix is in.

We are drafting a bill with the help of our friends in Congress that will restore our patent system. Until it is passed into law American inventors will continue to refuse to invent just as our large multinational competitors will continue to export American jobs. When they can’t export our jobs they import foreign workers who displace Americans. There is little wonder why our job market is not recovering and even our college graduates can’t find good paying full time jobs in their fields of study and have to settle for what they can get trying to repay their student loans and stave off homelessness. Coffee, anyone?

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/
or, contact us at aifj@mail.com