‘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/
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