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Thank you for your excellent review and synopsis. Very much appreciated!

'patent trolls "need to go,"'

infringers and their paid puppets’ definition of ‘patent troll’:

anyone who sues us for stealing their invention

All this talk about trolls is just spin control by large infringers and their paid puppets to cover up their theft.

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=276448190&m=276545654&live=1
http://www.npr.org/2013/11/06/243022966/secret-persuasion-how-big-campaign-donors-stay-anonymous

The patent system now teeters on the brink of lawlessness. Call it what you will...patent hoarder, patent troll, non-practicing entity, shell company, etc. It all means one thing: “we’re using your invention and we’re not going to stop or pay”. It’s a pure red herring by large invention thieves and their paid puppets to kill any inventor support system. Their goal is to legalize theft. The fact is, many of the large multinationals and their puppets who defame inventors in this way themselves make no products in the US or create any American jobs and it is their continued blatant theft which makes it impossible for the true creators to do so. To infringers the only patents that are legitimate are their own -if they have any. Meanwhile, the huge multinationals ship more and more US jobs overseas.

It’s about property rights. They should not only be for the rich and powerful -campaign contributors. Our founders: Jefferson, Franklin, Madison and others felt so strongly about the rights of inventors that they included 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 US economy, but the world’s. If we weaken the patent system, we force inventors underground like Stradivarius (anyone know how to make a Stradivarius violin?) and in turn weaken our economy and job creation. Worse yet, we destroy the American dream -the ability to prosper from our ingenuity for the benefit of our families and communities. To kill or weaken the patent system is to kill all our futures. Show me a country with weak or ineffective property rights and I’ll show you a weak economy with high unemployment. If we cannot own the product of our minds or labors, what can we be said to truly own. Life and liberty are fundamentally tied to and in fact based on property rights. Our very lives are inseparably tied to our property.

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 their 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. What dissembling! If you don’t like this state of affairs (your unemployment is running out), tell your Congress member. Then maybe we can get some sense back into the patent system with injunctions fully enforceable on all infringers by all patentees, large and small.

Those wishing to help fight big business giveaways should contact us as below and join the fight as we are building a network of inventors and other stakeholders to lobby Congress to restore property rights for all patent owners -large and small.

For the truth about trolls, please see http://truereform.piausa.org/default.html#pt.
http://piausa.wordpress.com/
http://www.hoover.org/publications/defining-ideas/article/142741
http://ssrn.com/abstract=1792442

Who paid the last guy to say that? Some company with a lot of patents who doesn't actually make anything?

It's not about patents. It's about litigation, tort reform. Viewing litigation abuse as a patent problem is extremely short sighted and harmful to legitimate interests.

Brade,

Are you aware that actually making anything is not required under patent law?

All I know is, I will always be a step ahead because I am an inventor. Not a guy who came up with a good idea . I happen to be poor, but that does not make me a troll. My piece of the pie will continue to grow as I grow. But that doesn't mean I get to eat it. When I finally do, I will get the pleasure of producing products to actually HELP people. Not to bamboozle them with cheap fixes that break because a good idea was ruined by a get rich quick sleezy company just trying to pull the last bottom dollar out of the not so wealthy individuals pocket. Who came up with using plastic as a filler in BABY food!!!???? No , you're not going to blame that on one single so called troll. That's a rich , bamboozling , lie spewing , money troll. I hold not one patent. But I sure am a damn great inventor . It's too bad my own government is so money hungry that they can't even help those who weren't born with a silver spoon in their mouth to have mammy and pappy sign off on all their crazy cool trinkets needing funding. Instead, they fear they could look like a wimp in the playground sticking up for the new kid cause he just happened to find a new way to have fun with the same damn toys everyone else plays with. So they choose the option of letting the other guys take the toy away completely so the new kid sits and watches as the kids keep playing but also using the new trick they learned. I swear, watching the way this world is run, is no different than watching all the kids play in the sand box. That's mine! No ! That's mine! Where the hell is the principal !? Probably watching from the office playing with his new gadget he took from that Blue collar kid who wasted so much time tinkering and not listening to his so called teacher's every command.

"I hold not one patent. But I sure am a damn great inventor"

Maybe not nearly so great as you think.

It appears that you do not understand the real world.

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