Small inventors swept in with ‘trolls,’ lawmakers say
Why The Fight Against Patent Trolls Could Hurt Innovative Companies Everywhere
‘Exhibit A is the maligned patent troll — the infamous entity that doesn’t make products but that seeks to license its patents, often through litigation, to those that do.’
Don’t believe the dissembling of Chinese and multinational invention thieves.
Prior to the Supreme Court case eBay v Mercexchange, small entities had a viable chance at commercializing their inventions. If the defendant was found guilty, an injunction was most always issued. Then the inventor small entity could enjoy the exclusive use of his invention in commercializing it. Unfortunately, injunctions are often no longer available to small entity inventors because of the eBay decision so we have no fair chance to compete with much larger entities who are now free to use our inventions. Essentially, large infringers now have your gun and all the bullets. Worse yet, inability to commercialize means those same small entities will not be hiring new employees to roll out their products and services. And now those same parties who killed injunctions for small entities and thus blocked any fair chance at commercializing now complain that small entity inventors are not commercializing. They created the problem and now they want to blame small entities for it.
Patent ‘reform’ is killing the right to invent
Rep.is right. All these bills do is legalize theft.