Obama signs 1st major patent law change since 1952

Sep 16, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Kansas City Star

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a major overhaul of the nation's patent system, a measure designed to ease the way for inventors to bring their products to market.

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Obama obviously received a "Generous Donation" from industry lobbyist to make this change for them.



Everything that ass a hole Obama touches turns to sh*t.

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Yep! Lobbyist from Google and Apple were at the forefront of pushing this through.

They Bought Themselves a president and new patent law!


Obama = Corrupt to the Core!

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Jon Stewart skewers Obama on Solyndra scandal


Even Jon Stewart can't ignore the humor behind President Obama's Solyndra misstep. Watch this hilarious clip.


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Big Companies WIN and the little guy inventor gets screwed again by Obama.


Nice when you can BUY a president.






Obama FOR SALE .... to the highest bidder!

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Patent reform hurts 'little guy'


Obama snickers & says SORRY! YOU GOTTA SHOW ME THE MONEY!




Admit it or not, there are powerful multinational electronics companies that are out to destroy the U.S. patent system. This is not new. Over the years, global corporatists’ destructive designs on U.S. patent laws have been thwarted — just barely — by a small, less influential, bipartisan group led by myself, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), the activists Phyllis Schlafly, Pat Choate and Raymond Damadian, inventor of the MRI.

Now, however, the barbarians are not just at the gates; they’re inside the wall. The Senate has already passed an anti-patent bill, and an equally alarming version has now passed in the House Judiciary Committee.

This bunch has tried over the years to end the traditional guarantee of a full 17 years of patent protection for every inventor. They pushed mandates to publish patent applications even before the patents are granted. These destructive businessmen are now well on their way to changing the most fundamental elements of our patent system, a specific right in our Constitution:“To promote the progress of Science and useful arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”(Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8)

You don’t find the word “right” anywhere else in the Constitution. Nothing ambiguous about it. The inventor of a new technology has the right to own it through patent protection.

This basic intellectual property protection is “first to invent.” But the new, anti-patent legislation being foisted on us would change that to “first to file.”


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We’re told by Obama & Congress this is necessary to harmonize with Japanese and European patent law.


Really?
Are they Insane?


Those systems were established by elitists and economic shoguns interested in corporate power, not individual rights as we have in the United States of America under the US Constitution.

If patent law is to be harmonized — their system should be raised to our high standards, not ours eroded to conform to their weaker ones.


This falls right in line with president Obama's push for another Free Trade agreement with poor nations like South Korea, Columbia and Panama.



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do you ever shut up???

take a break, righty returd!!

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Make no mistake,“first to file” weakens patent protection. It is likely to make vulnerable individual and small inventors, who don’t have an army of lawyers on retainer. These “little guys” have been the lifeblood of American progress and competitiveness for more than 200 years. Our system was designed to protect individual rights, and it has worked for all — not just the corporate elite.

The suggested change not only undermines the rights of the little guy but could create chaos in our struggling system. The Patent and Trademark Office, under “first to file,” could be flooded with CYA (cover your assets) filings, probably overwhelming its ability to function. But infringers, foreign and domestic, who would steal the creative genius of the American people rather than pay for it, want and benefit from a dysfunctional system.

This destructive piece of special interest legislation has already passed the Senate and could well pass the House. The last thing our economy needs now is to weaken our patent protections. There are too many ominous implications for domestic job creation and U.S. competitiveness accompanying this fundamental change in our system.

Yet it could just slip through, possibly unnoticed or misunderstood by the 96 freshmen who have no memory of the two-decade onslaught against the U.S. patent system. House leadership would be prudent to let this destructive legislation sit out on the sidelines.

Be it Europe or Japan, there are many differences in the levels of legal protections of individual rights. We should not weaken our citizens’ constitutional protections in the name of harmonizing our law with other countries.

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The biggest change will be in the first to file

Currently, if you are an inventor, you can take up to a year after you publish your invention to actually file your application and not risk losing it.

And then you can, if there is somebody else who has also developed the invention, you end up in what's called an interference, where you debate which of you was first to invent.

The new law will destroy that process, and basically it will be the person or corporation who was first to file, and you will eliminate all of these legitimate issues about who was first to invent.




Race you to the Patent counter!








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do you ever shut up???
take a break, righty returd!!



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Obama obviously received a "Generous Donation" from industry lobbyist to make this change for them.
Everything that ass a hole Obama touches turns to sh*t.
The experiment is over for liberal job creation.......along with the affirmitive action presidency.

Ill. up sharply to 9.9%...

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The laughing liberal wrote:
Make no mistake,“first to file” weakens patent protection. It is likely to make vulnerable individual and small inventors, who don’t have an army of lawyers on retainer. These “little guys” have been the lifeblood of American progress and competitiveness for more than 200 years. Our system was designed to protect individual rights, and it has worked for all — not just the corporate elite.
The suggested change not only undermines the rights of the little guy but could create chaos in our struggling system. The Patent and Trademark Office, under “first to file,” could be flooded with CYA (cover your assets) filings, probably overwhelming its ability to function. But infringers, foreign and domestic, who would steal the creative genius of the American people rather than pay for it, want and benefit from a dysfunctional system.
This destructive piece of special interest legislation has already passed the Senate and could well pass the House. The last thing our economy needs now is to weaken our patent protections. There are too many ominous implications for domestic job creation and U.S. competitiveness accompanying this fundamental change in our system.
Yet it could just slip through, possibly unnoticed or misunderstood by the 96 freshmen who have no memory of the two-decade onslaught against the U.S. patent system. House leadership would be prudent to let this destructive legislation sit out on the sidelines.
Be it Europe or Japan, there are many differences in the levels of legal protections of individual rights. We should not weaken our citizens’ constitutional protections in the name of harmonizing our law with other countries.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/535...
Two questions;

1 - I have not read the bill, but except for excerpts put into the links you've provided, how exactly does this legislation hurt the new inventor? If it's touted as a means to make acquiring patents easier, how does this hurt the little guy waiting 3 or more years for his patent to be approved?

2 - if the U.S Chamber of Commerce approve this measure, as well as Apple, how does this make this so horrendous?
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sounds like less litigation!!!

and less ambiguous rules!!!

so that is a good thing,

just get your invention filed,

and your golden,

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Knowledge is power. You are powerless.
Fear is derived from ignorance. You are very afraid.
Just kills me when some lefty loon spends more time name calling than learning. Always first to ridicule the messenger without paying attention to the message.

I for one do read your posts....always informative.

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The biggest change will be in the first to file
Currently, if you are an inventor, you can take up to a year after you publish your invention to actually file your application and not risk losing it.
And then you can, if there is somebody else who has also developed the invention, you end up in what's called an interference, where you debate which of you was first to invent.
The new law will destroy that process, and basically it will be the person or corporation who was first to file, and you will eliminate all of these legitimate issues about who was first to invent.
Race you to the Patent counter!
If someone came up with a new invention, why would one not file for a patent while publishing it simultaneously? If I had an invention, I would file and then look for those willing to invest while my patent was pending. Does this not sound like common sense?

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From NPR:


CONAN:
Go ahead, please. Jeffrey? You're on the air, go ahead.

JEFFREY:
Yeah, I was saying - one of your callers had mentioned - I think is true. I'm a small inventor. I have 25 patents. And out of those 25 patents, some of them are with major corporations that, seemingly, once they get the right of that patent by a small inventor, they seem to make up more frivolous patents to continue on - long after the agreement or licensing is there.

If you look at the amount of - as your caller said earlier, how many cross-examiners have issued patents of a similar nature and means of operation, in the case of a mechanical patent or electromechanical patent, you've got a plethora of that all over. So once you start this new act, how is that going to help all the dirty laundry that's been done on all the patents that have been, you know, made - and there are many of them - off of one patent or cited off other patents? So the first right to file, it's going to inundate them with people - such as myself - are going to make claims that, OK, if I have the right to file, then get rid of all these other ones now that had already been issued.

What I found out in the 25 patents - you can say you can become patent poor if you're an inventor, especially a small person not linked to funding of corporation with research and development funds that take your creative ideas. And I went off and I paid my patent attorneys to set it up exactly to the specifications that has to be made by the drawing and by the beans operation, all the legal technical terms, and then I take it back from my patent attorney. I don't give it to the patent office anymore. I go over and I copyright every page.

Copyrights have teeth. They've got federal enforcement agencies if someone violates your right, where the patent office doesn't have anywhere to go. There's no enforcement agency. People are abusing that system. And I'm hearing there's a 700,000-patent backlog. Now, you issue a new law into effect or a new (technical difficulties) just going to inundate more and more of the patent office's already undermanned and overbooked workloads.

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TonyT1961 wrote:
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If someone came up with a new invention, why would one not file for a patent while publishing it simultaneously? If I had an invention, I would file and then look for those willing to invest while my patent was pending. Does this not sound like common sense?



Fair question so let's walk through a process...


Inventor "A" comes up with an idea but wants to make sure it's ready before submitting something that doesn't actually work. In other words, it needs some refinements so he tinkers with it a little longer.

He's also working out of his garage & not backed with Million$ of dollars and teams of Lawyers to write the Patent Application so he just can't start blowing hard earned money on Patents that may never produce fruit.



This Guy LOSES to corporate giants because her was more thorough but terribly underfunded and understaffed.

Google/Apple/Investor "B" are "LOADED" and start filing patents on everything and everything because they have money to burn and teams of lawyers that get paid whether there's something to do or not.


People can invest in whatever they want regardless of the patent status. It's simply Risk Capital.



When it comes to court cases, who wins? The Googles of the World with Billion Legal teams OR the guy barely scraping by working out of his garage.

You know the answer.

Winner is GOOGLE & APPLE and other Giants. The Little guy doesn't stand a chance.

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If someone came up with a new invention, why would one not file for a patent while publishing it simultaneously? If I had an invention, I would file and then look for those willing to invest while my patent was pending. Does this not sound like common sense?
Yes, are you converting to Conservatism.

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<quoted text>Just kills me when some lefty loon spends more time name calling than learning. Always first to ridicule the messenger without paying attention to the message.
I for one do read your posts....always informative.


Thank you and agree that lefties are notorious sheep that follow first and only start asking questions while next in line, after all their friends are gone, at the slaughterhouse.
That's why they are dangerous herds to follow.

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Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, are you converting to Conservatism.
I wouldn,t go quite that far, but I thank you for attempting to explain the re-vamped system, though I would still like to see the actual changes.

Can I not file for a patent while refining the product? Does one get notified if a corporate giant sees my patent, and expounds on it to make it their own, when in fact it was never their idea?

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