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  • Patent Reform Act of 2009

    It's back, trying to steal the rights of US inventors and patent holders.
    (S. 515/S. 610/H.R. 1260)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent_Reform_Act_of_2009

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-515

    Tune in to C-SPAN now!

    This would kill the backyard inventor in favor of foreign corporations in China and elsewhere.

    If you ever thought about taking an idea of yours and selling it or turning into a product,
    you need to contact your representatives and let them know where you stand.


    First to Invent is what we have now and have had since the Constitution was written, first to file is what they want.
    Last edited by Bob D.; 07-14-2009, 08:54 PM.
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

    https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

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    Re: Patent Reform Act of 2009

    Well, first to invent has it's own set of problems, specifically even the claims of being "first" comes under fire. Look at edison and his light bulb. He wasn't the first to make a bulb, just the first to patent it. Same with Bell's telephone. Look, the government runs on paperwork, and awarding patents to those that can get to office the fastest clears up such matters.

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    • #3
      Re: Patent Reform Act of 2009

      First to invent is what the law is now. There are plenty of ways to prove you invented something before someone else.

      http://www.inventions.org/

      http://www.inventions.org/resources/ideas.html
      "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

      https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

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      • #4
        Re: Patent Reform Act of 2009

        I knew the Chinese were buying out T-bills, but I guess they are buying congressmen, too.

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