‘using their vast market power to suppress competition’
We believe many large multinationals have. We have seen it firsthand. Certain past and present courts, members of Congress and White House occupants have contributed. They have done so by altering the law to legalize theft of our inventions which obstructs our ability to commercialize them. These multinationals have lobbied and flimflammed their way to making patents for their small competitors far too hard, slow and expensive to get, enforce and even keep if we try. When we have to fight to do either we go out of business. The laws are already in place (or at least were prior to eBay) to remedy the situation far better than Congress otherwise ever could. As Confucius said ‘Learning without thinking is useless. Thinking without learning is dangerous.’ That explains why AIA only further legalized theft. When Congress only seeks input from large infringers (thieves) it should not be surprising if those laws only serve to worsen property theft.
At the same time the just enforcement of property rights (such as for inventions) will safeguard America against ‘too big to fail’ which caused the calamity of the prior decade. Have we already forgotten that hot mess? Congress and the courts need to stop obstructing competition and get back to encouraging it which is what patents used to do before eBay and our bill will restore that straight-with. We enthusiastically welcome the collaboration and support of all our past and present friends in Congress and the courts as we complete our bill and ready for introduction and passage.
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