SAVE AMERICAN INNOVATION
Call To Action
Save American Innovation
US Inventor, the foremost advocacy group for independent and startup innovators striving to Save American Innovation, shown a bright spotlight on the 10th Anniversary of the worst piece of Intellectual Property (IP) legislation ever enacted, the America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA). While not the intent of Congress when they passed this bill, the AIA created a monster, one that feeds upon the creativeness of independent inventors and small businesses and startups by taking away (in effect, stealing) their hard-earned patents and giving them to Big Tech and multi-national conglomerates.
The AIA created the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), an administrative tribunal that earned the nickname “the patent death squad,” a term coined by former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader, less than two years after the AIA was signed into law. As of June 24, 2021, the PTAB has invalidated 84% of the 3,105 challenged patents that have been reviewed and issued a Final Written Decision.
The tribunal revoking patents consists of a panel of Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) who are not real judges. They are, primarily, attorneys whose main experience is in law rather than in the technologies or specifics of the patents they are “judging.” In fact, an astounding 60% of APJs have ZERO tech experience (2019). Yet, these judges regularly overturn the work of the highly experienced USPTO Patent Examiner(s), regardless of how long a patent has been in effect, nor how original and unique it was when it was first discovered.
Aside from inventors who gathered in six cities for the Decade of Stolen Dreams rallies, others who either deal or work with inventors attended to voice their opinions about the AIA and, specifically, the PTAB. All are united in their efforts to save American Innovation.
Here are just a few of the speakers who attended one of the six rallies to help shine the spotlight on the failures of the AIA to protect patents, as guaranteed in our U.S. Constitution.
Elliott Brackett is a pioneer in the industry. His firm, Exceptional Products Inc., began investing in inventors’ ideas to bring ‘mass market’ product inventions to TV, shopping channels, the internet and ultimately to retailers such as Walgreens, Wal-Mart, CVS, Target, etc. EPI has generated hundreds of millions in retail sales for independent and small business startup innovators.
Ken Emanuelson is an attorney with over two decades experience securing, prosecuting and asserting his clients’ intellectual property (IP) rights. His legal career has included work with a wide variety of IP assets, including utility patents, copyrights, design patents, trade and service marks and trade secrets across a broad range of technologies.
Art Nutter is a Patent Licensing Expert and the Founder, Chairman and CEO of PatentBooks Inc. and TAEUS Corporation (Take Apart Everything Under the Sun). The business of PatentBooks, is a “one stop shop” for patent users to facilitate cost-effective patent licenses between owners and users. His companies provide services to inventors, companies, and governments worldwide.
Join inventors and their supporters nationwide to re-establish what our Founders knew would be the economic lifeblood of America and the American Dream: “…securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”
First, if you have not, please sign the Inventor Rights Resolution. We can then keep you updated on any forthcoming patent-detrimental actions or legislation on the horizon.
Then, download the following seven PDFs and send them (via email or printed off and snail mailed) to your U.S. Senators and U.S. House Representative. Perhaps then they will come to understand what the AIA has done to American Innovation.
1. Abolish the Patent Death Squad
2. AIA – A Decade of Stolen Dreams
3. AIA Created a Decade of Stolen Dreams
4. PTAB – By the Numbers – Key Results
5. PTAB Invalidity Rates
6. PTAB Myths and Facts
7. The Importance of Patents and Innovation – US Constitution
As a National Security Specialist, best selling author of Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept, and inventor, Gen Rob Spalding said, “If you’re an inventor and you can’t protect your ideas, this destroys the fabric of our society.”