The Profession Inventors Alliance Viewpoint
PIAUSA's position is that this legislation is nothing more than pork for the benefit of companies whose business model is to steal others' inventions. These companies have used patent office problems as cover to advocate gutting America's patent system.
The legislation is not addressing the real problem. It is our patent office which is broken, not the patent system. The essence of the problem in the patent office is incompetent, self serving & corrupt management which is harming examiners, inventors, and the country collectively.
The solution is to either kill the bill outright or to replace the bill in its entirety with a managers' amendment which addresses fixing the USPTO.
Executive Summary 74.9 kB
Independent Inventors and small businesses make a disproportionate contribution to society and the advancement of the arts. To many of these smaller entities, the patent system can be problematic relative to larger companies ("The big guy"). The Small Business Association has compiled data relative to the contributions made by "the small guy". Read More...
Small Business Association Study PDF 107.35 kB
CHI Research is pleased to present to the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration the
results of our study of small patenting firms. Our research examined all 1,071 U.S. firms with 15 or more
patents between 1996 and 2000. We have found that:
Complete CHI Research Study PDF 913.37 kB