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Defeat the Attack on America's Patent System

HR 1429 empowers multi-national corporations & foreign competitors at the expense of American Inventors and the prosperity of our country

Call on members of Congress to oppose HR 1249, the so-called "America Invents Act" bill.

This legislation is unconstitutional.  In the name of harmonizing our patent system with international standards, we drastically weaken the legal protections offered by our own patent system.  This bill will permit multi-national corporations and foreign governments to steal the creative genius of American inventors. Chinese and other tech thieves will use our innovation to transfer American jobs overseas and destroy our industrial base. 

Call on our members of Congress NOW to stop this dramatic ripoff of American inventors and this attack on our country’s prosperity. 

Public Comments
Jun 30th, 2011
Zoraida C. from Kissimmee, FL signed.
Jun 30th, 2011
Someone from Leander, TX writes:
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First to file is a horrid concept. Now we have to patent every mundane trivial concept before we can determine it's value. What a waste of time. Moreover, we can no longer innovate as filing takes huge percentage of our time. This will only promote patent law suits made by intellectual property firms that never do the research to even back the claims in their patents.
Jun 30th, 2011
sandra h. from Summerfield, FL writes:
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So our very own elected wants a general dumbing down of its people... wants to pull our inventive pinnings from under us... the weak minds that are getting into our most trusted elected positions need to know the people will do what it takes to educate themselves and take action against shortsightedness in government. 'For the people' will truly come to mean 'by the people' as we gain greater means to participate and execute the checks and balances on those who govern us... issue by issue America will arm its citizens to take its rightful place as governing chair... This is the first issue I've stepped out on to sign a petition. It well deserves our attention, to secure our future way of life.
Jun 29th, 2011
Cynthia L. from Huntington Beach, CA signed.
Jun 28th, 2011
Jeanine E. from Merrick, NY signed.
Jun 28th, 2011
William E. from Merrick, NY signed.
Jun 28th, 2011
Someone from Royse City, TX signed.
Jun 27th, 2011
Mary B. from Waynesfield, OH writes:
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Our so called Elected Officials either have no Spine or Self Profitting off the atrosities they create to add more Burdens to the American People that they choose to Ignor & Promised to Uphold the Constitution, Bill of Rights & Liberties of the American Peoeple & have Failed Msserably ..... To Take No Action Is An Action.....We don't need to mimic other Countries, they haven't faired from their bad decissions & the United States won't either until they are all "Voted" out & Respectiable Men & Women with Morals & Devotion to the United States the Constitution,Bill of Rights & Liberties. To Honor their Oaths of Office & the People who Elect them.
Jun 27th, 2011
Mary B. from Waynesfield, OH writes:
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Our so called Elected Officials either have no Spine or Self Profitting off the atrosities they create to add more Burdens to the American People that they choose to Ignor & Promised to Uphold the Constitution, Bill of Rights & Liberties of the American Peoeple & have Failed Msserably ..... To Take No Action Is An Action.....We don't need to mimic other Countries, they haven't faired from their bad decissions & the United States won't either until they are all "Voted" out & Respectiable Men & Women with Morals & Devotion to the United States the Constitution,Bill of Rights Liberties & Honor their Oaths of Office & the People who Elect them.
Jun 27th, 2011
Philip J S. from Shoreham, NY writes:
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Data Treasury has won many Federal suits. To now change a law to protect the powerful Lobbyists the Banks, destroys the very fabric of our court system and our Democracy it is ludicrous and very dangerous for the future of this Country.
Jun 26th, 2011
Carolyn A. from Port Orange, FL signed.
Jun 26th, 2011
Patrick A. from Port Orange, FL writes:
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Why are our elected officials allowing this to happen. I must be stopped. This is America not a dictatorship!
Jun 25th, 2011
Cathy T. from Mount Pleasant, SC signed.
Jun 25th, 2011
Someone from Brooklyn, NY signed.
Jun 24th, 2011
Joyce S. from Belton, TX writes:
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Is there nothing the liberals will leave alone. This bill unconstitutional and should NOT BE PASSED.
Jun 24th, 2011
Patrick E. from Henderson, NV writes:
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This is a huge infringement on the right of individual risk-takers and entrepreneurs, who will get patently ripped off. Please do not support the passage of this stupefying legislation.
Jun 23rd, 2011
Don W. from Berlin, MD writes:
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The American patent has unquestionably been the best in the world and has been a very important factor in making us the most successful and powerful country in the world. Why should we dumb down to the rest of the world?
Jun 23rd, 2011
Cris A. from New York, NY signed.
Jun 22nd, 2011
Diane G. from Laconia, NH writes:
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It is wrong to allow corporate greed to rob those who invent the product first by hurrying up and filing,It is stealing someone elses idea! Let other countries follow our example as it's the best way!
Jun 22nd, 2011
Philip M. from Statesboro, GA signed.
Jun 22nd, 2011
Someone from Philadelphia, PA writes:
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It's too bad that I may have to hide my invention under lock & key in my iron safe if this new "patent reform bill" passes & becomes law. This proposed bill represents another example of how the rush to corporate globalism is destroying American innovation & entrepreneurship.
Jun 22nd, 2011
Someone from Philadelphia, PA writes:
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It's too bad that I may have to hide my invention under lock & key in my iron safe if this new "patent reform bill" passes & becomes law. This proposed bill represents another example of how the rush to corporate globalism is destroying American innovation & entrepreneurship.
Jun 22nd, 2011
Betty G S. from Bremerton, WA signed.
Jun 22nd, 2011
Kirk R. from Centreville, VA signed.
Jun 22nd, 2011
Cathy D. from San Jose, CA signed.
Jun 22nd, 2011
Ember M. from Blacklick, OH signed.
Jun 22nd, 2011
Carol M. from Pittsburgh, PA signed.
Jun 22nd, 2011
Michael D. from Indianapolis, IN signed.
Jun 22nd, 2011
Michael D. from Bonita Springs, FL signed.
Jun 22nd, 2011
Mark S. from Kansas City, MO signed.
Jun 22nd, 2011
Mark S. from Kansas City, MO signed.
Jun 22nd, 2011
Mark A. from Daytona Beach, FL writes:
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I am an inventor (product developer) and do this for a living. This bill if passed will mean death for my profession, because it makes stealing inventions that are in the works (where details aren't yet worked out) open to theft from others who might see what your working on. Here is an example, I've completed most of my invention, but have one more aspect to figure out before I apply for my patent. I show my invention to a company that makes the piece I need. The next day someone at that company applies for a patent using my design. Previously, I would have plenty of evidence to stop this theft. Now, the person who steals the idea is in the clear. The law is on his side. This is a gimmick to benefit the big corporations with deep pockets. It will destroy the engine of our economy (which is small scale innovation). Most people don't realize, the majority of inventions that come down the pike (even from large companies) start out in someones shop. Most companies that hire product developers use them to create a finished product off the ideas they buy from the mom and pops like me. True innovation requires alot of experimentation even on the basic idea before it can be deemed possible and profitable. That means the note book phase (when notes are used to prove first invented) is the most critical to prove you were working on the basic concept first.
Jun 21st, 2011
Jeanne s. from Springfield, MO signed.
Jun 21st, 2011
Someone from Mc Louth, KS signed.
Jun 21st, 2011
Victoria B. from Chapel Hill, NC writes:
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Please, please, oppose HR1249. Who is being bought off now?? It`s called follow the $!!!
Jun 21st, 2011
Larry J. from Amherst, MA writes:
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We must stop this outrage against the taxpayers and inventors.
Jun 21st, 2011
Larry J. from Amherst, MA writes:
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We must stop this outrage against the taxpayers and inventors.
Jun 21st, 2011
Someone from Bellevue, WA signed.
Jun 21st, 2011
carolyn b. from Collierville, TN writes:
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Jun 21st, 2011
Someone from Chicago, IL signed.