Patent Reform 2007 - Guest Commentary - The REAL Purpose of S.1145/H.R.1908 Patent “REFORM” Legislation
By Guest Contributor
Vice President, Professional Inventors Alliance
“Not a single section in this proposed legislation is for improving the patent system! And NONE OF THEM are directed at reducing the massively INCREASING, backlog of PENDING Patent Applications. ALL of them are designed to spread Web based Land Mines to cripple American patents and Inventors, while REDUCING THE EXPOSURE OF INFRINGERS! This, CLEARLY, cannot help the people who created the jobs and wealth that make America the most creative technological engine the world has ever known! And it would ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, DESTROY AMERICA’S TECHNOLOGICAL SUPERIORITY!” (Retired Bell Labs Patent Attorney)
S.1145 was RUSHED THROUGH COMMITTEE, before the Senators could DISCOVER that Nothing in it helps American Inventors or Invention or Innovation. And NOTHING IN IT is Good for America! It will only benefit its Gargantuan Goliath Trans-National sponsors!
As a long time Professional Inventor, I can assure you that this bill will be a DISASTER for American Technology, as was shown in the FORTUNE article .
S.1145 Doublespeak legislation is NOT designed to solve problems with the patent system. It is craftily crafted to PROTECT the sponsoring multi-national corporations from the consequences of “borrowing” -- without recompense, the Inventive Property of creative American small businesses, universities and independent inventors! These, together, create virtually ALL OF THE BREAKTHROUGH INVENTIONS WHICH MAKE AMERICA GREAT!
This Legislation would provide a clear path for countries like CHINA to usurp even MORE of our manufacturing power – including America’s mainstay automotive and Electronic industries. NO MANUFACTURING -- NO PAYROLLS – AND A DYING AMERICAN ECONOMY!
The purpose of the American patent system is to grant a limited, short term, monopoly if an inventor FULLY describes his or her invention. The Patent Application description of the invention is to advance the art and TEACH it so that other Americans can build upon it. The purpose is NOT to SELL products. THAT is the purpose of our time tested, successful patent system.
BUT because the Patent Office is DISMALLY UNDERSTAFFED AND UNDER FUNDED – it is INCAPABLE of EXAMINING THE INCREASING FLOOD OF PATENT APPLICATIONS. Because of this -- patent application pendency is now about 800,000! In plain English – that is Eight Hundred THOUSAND applications BEHIND – and getting further behind every day. So IF the USPTO were to accept NO NEW APPLICATIONS – it would take more than FIVE YEARS to complete them with the examining staff currently on board.
Vice President – Professional Inventors Alliance