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Re: The Madness of the ITC, Part 1: The Invisalign Case
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2014-12-02 09:38:00
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The United States International Trade Commission in May issued its final ruling in what has come to be known colloquially as "the Invisalign case." It held that under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the digital files could be considered an article. That sparked a discussion in the legal community, an appeal against the ruling, and amicus curiae filings -- one from The Internet Association and one filed jointly by Public Knowledge and the Electronic Frontier Foundation -- in support of that appeal.


Re: The Madness of the ITC, Part 1: The Invisalign Case
Posted by: staff1 2014-12-02 09:43:46 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
'an appeal against the ruling, and amicus curiae filings -- one from The Internet Association and one filed jointly by Public Knowledge and the Electronic Frontier Foundation...'

The word on the street is these pseudo public interest groups are merely fronts for large invention thieves. All they know about patents is...they don't have any.

Can you say ‘dissemble’? Just because they call it patent "reform" doesn't mean it is.

It’s about property rights and jobs. When government fails to uniformly and justly enforce property rights they contribute to the wealth and the power of the well placed few, suppress the economic potential of the rest, support giant monopolies that enslave and impoverish the public, and commandeer the government.

Property rights and jobs in America are now hanging from a frayed thread. These changes are killing our small and startup firms and the jobs they would have created. Some in Congress and the White House continue to follow the lead of their giant multinational campaign donors like lambs...pulling America along to the slaughter.

http://townhall.com/columnists/eriktelford/2014/10/22/google-leverages-patent-reform-for-crony-ends-n1908760
http://www.npr.org/2013/11/06/243022966/secret-persuasion-how-big-campaign-donors-stay-anonymous

All this patent troll and ‘reform’ talk is mere dissembling by China, huge multinational thieves and their paid puppets. If you tell a lie often enough and can dupe others to repeat that lie, eventually it is accepted as fact. As Mark Twain said, 'truth is not hard to kill, and (that) a lie well told is immortal'. Those who use the amorphous phrase 'patent troll' expose themselves as thieves, duped, or doped and perpetuate the lie. They have already damaged the American patent system so that property rights are teetering on lawlessness. Simply put, their intent is to legalize theft -to twist and weaken the patent system so it can only be used by them and no one else. Then they can steal at will and destroy their small competitors AND WITH THEM THE JOBS THEY WOULD HAVE CREATED. For the last several years now they have been ransacking and looting small entities taking everything they can carry. Meanwhile, the huge multinationals ship more and more American jobs to China and elsewhere overseas.

Do you know how to make a Stradivarius violin? Neither does anyone else. Why? There was no protection for creations in his day so he like everyone else protected their creations by keeping them secret. Civilization has lost countless creations and discoveries over the ages for the same reason. Think we should get rid of or weaken patent rights? Think again.

Most important for America is what the patent system does for America’s economy. Our founders: Jefferson, Franklin, Madison and others felt so strongly about the rights of inventors that they acknowledged inventors rights to their creations and discoveries in the Constitution. They understood the trade off. Inventors are given a limited monopoly and in turn society gets the benefits of their inventions (telephone, computer, airplane, automobile, lighting, etc) into perpetuity AND THE JOBS the commercialization of those inventions bring. For 200 years the patent system has not only fueled the American economy, but the world’s. If we weaken the patent system, we force inventors underground like Stradivarius and in turn weaken our economy and job creation. For a robust and stable economy America depends on a strong patent system accessible to all -large and small, not the watered down weak system the large multinationals and China are foisting on America.

For the truth, please see http://www.truereform.piausa.org/
http://piausa.wordpress.com/
http://humanevents.com/2014/10/22/depriving-property-rights-is-patently-offensive/
http://www.law360.com/articles/561199/justices-should-back-off-patent-eligibility-michel-says
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