06/29/2007 - Pat Choate
from Maunufacturing and Technology New
Ironically, Congress is now threatening China with
harsh remedies if it does not quickly stiffen its patent
protections, even as Congress marks up legislation that
will dramatically weaken U.S. patent protections. This
bill is the Patent Reform Act of 2007.
07/29/2007 - Lawrence S. Cohen
I am commenting on the pending revisions of the US patent law. For over 40 years I have been a patent lawyer. I worked for some of the world's largest companies, and in private practice for numerous small companies and individuals. I think I have a good perspective on the patent system and the proposed changes.
08/01/2007 - Patent Office Professional Association
The proposed Patent Reform Act of 2007 (S. 1145 and H.R. 1908) would make many significant changes to the U.S. Patent System. The Patent Office Professional Association (POPA) believes, however, that a number of these changes would actually hurt rather than help the patent system.POPA represents the more than 5,200 examiners and other patent professionals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
07/26/2007 - Stephen Wren - California Chronicle
All this talk of a need for patent
"deform" is but a red herring
fabricated by a handful of large
tech firms as a diversion away
from the real issue...that they
have no valid defense against
charges they are using other
parties' technologies without
permission. The objective of these
large firms is not to fix the patent
system, but to destroy it or
pervert it so only they may obtain
and defend patents; to make it a
sport of kings. Patents are a threat
against their market dominance.
07/26/2007 - Jane Chastain - WorldNetDailyThomas Edison and other energetic inventors helped make the United States an industrial world power. Most inventors never achieve fame. However, there are thousands, perhaps millions, of American inventors working away in their shops and garages on ideas that will improve our lives and keep America on the leading edge of technology. They will spend countless hours to prove out their ideas with the hope of getting a patent that will make all those hours worthwhile. More...
09/01/2007 - Phyllis SchlaflyIn extraordinary Senate-House coordination, the two Judiciary committees in the same week in July 2007 voted out a bill (S.1145 and H.R.1908) which, if it becomes law, will spell the end of Americas world leadership in innovation. Called the Patent Reform Act, it is a direct attack on the unique, successful American patent system created by the U.S. Constitution. More...
09/01/2007 - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
"Patent Reform Act of 2007" Feedback
The following feedback reflects the opinions of the U.S.-based members of the IEEE-USA Intellectual Property Policy Committee (IPC) and not the membership of IEEE as a whole. The IPC has reviewed the language of the proposed patent reform bill – as introduced on April 18, 2007 – and submits the following input on the sections listed: