Obama signs 1st major patent law change since 1952

Sep 16, 2011 Full story: The Kansas City Star 77

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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Ravenna, TX

#22 Sep 16, 2011
why dont they invent a loom to turn junk bonds back into stolen gold

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#23 Sep 16, 2011
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
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?


1- Patent applications are not submitted on the back of a napkin. They are long form and in most cases, require Patent Law review or risk rejection.

Lawyers cost Money.
Lots of Money.
Small time inventors do NOT have oodles of cash on hand to pay an army of Lawyers.

Also - Obama's top 3 Campaign Contributors were the LAWYERS LOBBY.


The GOOGLE & APPLE Corporation can now rest assured that they will have most of the patents and the little start ups will get crushed like an ant. It pays to know people in high government and the cash required to buy them.
How many times has Google and Apple visited the WH?
How many Google execs work in the Obama WH?


Also, the individual that cannot afford a patent Lawyer or has a "Mistake" on his application LOSES to the GOOGLE ARMY of Lawyers that is connected to the administration because the application is rejected and big money swoops in under the "First to File" idea.


1A - It's touted as everything under the sun so obviously a lot of that touting is pure bull sh*t. Faster Patents that screw the original, individual, inventor is not a step forward.

If the idea is good, Investors will fund it regardless of the patent pending status.



2- The US Chamber of Commerce said Obamacare, His Deficits, and the Failed Stimulus Bill was Horrendous. YOU called them all kind of rotten names back then so it's funny you try using them as a prop. Turns out they were right on those 3 calls but those, quite frankly, were No Brainers. Even the CBO said Obamacare would Kill Jobs.


Apple Googles of the world have been trying to shut off and Kill competition for years. Now they Bought a president who helps their cause...for the right price of course.
TEA TURD WORLD

Raleigh, NC

#24 Sep 16, 2011
so right wingers want more litigation,

instead of less???

that is what the bill does,

simplify.....

oh I forgot, YOU are all idiots!!!!

have fun in court, the rest of us will file and get on with life!!!

another example of right wing idiots on display for all to see.....shine a light on some morons!!!!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#25 Sep 16, 2011
Ummmmmm wrote:
Ummmmmm.....
what's obama's new law....
did he get himself a patent on lies and bull$hit....
Obama is a Liar and BS'er extraordinaire.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#26 Sep 16, 2011
TEA TURD WORLD wrote:
so right wingers want more litigation,
instead of less???
that is what the bill does,
simplify.....
oh I forgot, YOU are all idiots!!!!
have fun in court, the rest of us will file and get on with life!!!
another example of right wing idiots on display for all to see.....shine a light on some morons!!!!

Patent Litigation is legitimate moron. It also doesn't stop the process of bringing an idea to market. Duh!


Why are progressives so fcuking stupid?

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#27 Sep 16, 2011
TEA TURD WORLD wrote:
sounds like less litigation!!!
and less ambiguous rules!!!
so that is a good thing,
just get your invention filed,
and your golden,
NEXT!!!
righty is wrongy!!! always!!!
Attention Turd!!! Hopefully you do not object to being called turd for short? Anyway turd, who's to say the USPTO was streamlined a bit in order to process applications faster so more money flows into government coffers? More important, are the patent fees, etc. going to be increased? They are already high as a kite as are maintenance fees over the life of the patent. Frankly, patents are waaaaaaaaay over your head just like politics but don't let that discourage you when you could invent something like a dunce cap with a propeller on top, hot air gushing from your mouth should make it spin.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#28 Sep 16, 2011
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
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?
Patent Protection is waaaaaaaaaaay over blown. More than likely you will have to go through way more time and expense to litigate than what you have invested in the idea. Most patents wind up going nowhere but in a drawer. The cheap way is to do a patent search to see if your idea or version of your has been patented. If not make the product, make it available to the public in ads, etc. That way no one else can get a patent on your product because it's public knowledge. When the PTO does a search and finds your product is on the market it is considered prior art and they will not issue a patent to anyone else. Of course anyone can make your product but if you have a trademark and quality product recognition and a loyal customer base then your competition probably won't bother with marketing a fake Tony Whatyoumaycallit, etc.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#29 Sep 16, 2011

“Operation GTFO Advocate”

Since: Jul 11

Kenyan-Bound Commie Blubber

#30 Sep 16, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
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!
In all fairness, communist limousine liberals need lots and lots of cash to maintain their elitist lifestyles.

Mega-million dollar vacations, shopping sprees, surfing, golf, and gourmet meals aren't cheap like they are in his Nairobi slum.

Not to mention the fact that laughably inept, incompetent, uber-corrupt, radical subversives like Ocommie need to be bought lest he be exposed and deported.

“Operation GTFO Advocate”

Since: Jul 11

Kenyan-Bound Commie Blubber

#31 Sep 16, 2011
JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Patent Protection is waaaaaaaaaaay over blown. More than likely you will have to go through way more time and expense to litigate than what you have invested in the idea. Most patents wind up going nowhere but in a drawer. The cheap way is to do a patent search to see if your idea or version of your has been patented. If not make the product, make it available to the public in ads, etc. That way no one else can get a patent on your product because it's public knowledge. When the PTO does a search and finds your product is on the market it is considered prior art and they will not issue a patent to anyone else. Of course anyone can make your product but if you have a trademark and quality product recognition and a loyal customer base then your competition probably won't bother with marketing a fake Tony Whatyoumaycallit, etc.
I have several patents.

They're a boon for attornies and keep thousands of government bureaucrats busy.

Enough said.

“Operation GTFO Advocate”

Since: Jul 11

Kenyan-Bound Commie Blubber

#32 Sep 16, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Patent Litigation is legitimate moron. It also doesn't stop the process of bringing an idea to market. Duh!
Why are progressives so fcuking stupid?
The twerpy little turd is just PO'd because he couldn't patent his propagandist ghetto sh!t.

It looked too much like his kenyan Messiah's.

Bwahahaha!

“Operation GTFO Advocate”

Since: Jul 11

Kenyan-Bound Commie Blubber

#33 Sep 16, 2011
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
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?
Yes, you can file for a patent on the exact placement of the corn and nuts in your propagandist sh!t.

And you can certainly "refine" the order, quantity, quality, size, color, and depth of each of them.

It'd prolly help to swallow your kenyan's sh!t in smaller doses so as to increase the variety quotient.

That said, there's surely a market for your patented "products" in a ghetto gas station Men's Room vending machine.

Good luck with that.

“Operation GTFO Advocate”

Since: Jul 11

Kenyan-Bound Commie Blubber

#34 Sep 16, 2011
TEA TURD WORLD wrote:
so right wingers want more litigation,
instead of less???
NOPE.

Americans -- what you communist progressive ghetto chillen call "right wingers" -- want more FUMIGATION.

Because YOU STINK.

Hey, maybe you could sell some food stamps and try patenting that stench!

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#35 Sep 16, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
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!
The wet dream of all Rethuglicans- Barack Obama, Republican President of the United Corporations of America
Comrade T

Markham, Canada

#36 Sep 16, 2011
BHO, public relations and cheap adster extraordinaire, knows zero about patents. His getting involved in patent law is a sure sign it's coming from his big shot cronies. It's all about wiping out competition and innovation coming from the little guys and middle america who have dreams. It's a dream killer. It's an opportunity killer. You should all be satisfied living in zombie land, getting your entitlements, pay it back to BHO cronies in the form of expensive products. Forget about your dream and ideas, sign up with the union, salute your union mob boss. Worship at the alter of BHO-BHO. He wants the Statue of Liberty renovated to look like Michelle. NO THANKS. We have real heros like MLK in statue form. It would make NY sick.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#38 Sep 16, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Patent Litigation is legitimate moron. It also doesn't stop the process of bringing an idea to market. Duh!
Why are progressives so fcuking stupid?
if they were smart, they wouldn't be progressives.
Deo Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#39 Sep 16, 2011
WOWWWW - what a man !!!

Now muslims can have their living quarters patented, which are made out of camel dung back East.

The weapons of his fellow muslim terrorists can be patented.

Full berkas will be patented,
which means you won't be able to buy a 'Cousin It'
(Addams Family) custome for Halloween.

“We have 545 traitors.”

Since: May 11

Parts Unknown

#40 Sep 16, 2011
http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2011/09/paten...

Patent reform survey conducted by a patent law blog. Responses came from professionals working in all major areas of technology, including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, software, chemical engineering, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, energy, semiconductor fabrication, etc. The majority of responses indicated 11+ years of experience working with intellectual property law issues.

Pretty interesting responses.

“We have 545 traitors.”

Since: May 11

Parts Unknown

#41 Sep 16, 2011
Although I hate the Huffington Post, this article was the most helpful:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/04/pate...

“We have 545 traitors.”

Since: May 11

Parts Unknown

#43 Sep 16, 2011
Boy I'm glad Obama brought change to Washington and ended how banks and corporate special interest controlled it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/16/pate...

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