‘It’s time to restore America’s patent system’
We completely agree. It has been ‘reformed’ to death. The problem is that none of the bills brought before Congress to date will do so. They mostly do not fully or directly address the chief problems for inventors, if at all, and ignore most every other. Perhaps this principally is a result of those who members of Congress have been talking with and who have had a large hand in the content of those bills. Large multinationals are not inventors. They may employ scientists and technicians, but their needs are not the same as inventors and small businesses. We rely on patents to protect our inventions and give us a chance at commercializing. In contrast, large multinationals are more apt to be defendants in patent suits than plaintiffs. They can protect their markets by their size alone. Patents to them (especially ours) are more often a threat, not a protection. It should be no surprise if all their proposed changes will do is make it easier for them to infringe (steal).
Our competitors, especially large, aren’t going to line up to voluntarily pay to use our inventions or ask for permission. That is not how business works. No, they’re going to ransack us and carry away what they can in the dark of night, or in broad daylight if they have to and worry about being caught and any potential consequences after. They are on the steal now pay later plan which means never in this era. They take (steal) what they want. Unless the courts and Congress step in and reestablish rule of law -property rights, things will only get worse…if that’s possible. This isn’t the only time patent law has been a disgrace in America. Cotton gin inventor Eli Whitney had so many infringement suits to stop counterfeiters that it drove him out of the cotton gin business. The law failed him as it now fails so many of us.
We welcome the participation of all our friends in Congress as we work to cement our alliances and complete our bill.
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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