WOW! I feel like I just watched a movie in my head
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Ever wonder why the US has a record number of people on food stamps now, why the median family income is declining, why the labor participation rate is the lowest since Jimmy Carter? You need look no farther than the fact that the US has fallen from 2nd or 3rd in 2000 in the Cato/Fraser index of economic freedom to 17th. It is not just our economic freedom we are losing as the NSA and IRS scandals make clear. This is not just an academic exercise either. As the report makes clear longevity, access to medical care, education opportunities etc all deteriorate with a declining of ...read more...
Ayn Rand Fans To Participate in Making of Atlas Shrugged Movie
(Los Angeles, California) – September 23, 2013 – Atlas Distribution Company, LLC announced today that it will be launching an online crowd-funding effort through http://Kickstarter.com to support the final installment of the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy: “Who is John Galt?”
“One of the things that’s made Atlas Shrugged withstand the test of time and continue to sell hundreds of thousands of books is just how relevant people find the message of the book to what they’re experiencing today,” said Producer Harmon Kaslow.
The trilogy follows the three-part structure of Ayn Rand’s epic 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged. “Who is John Galt?” takes place in a dystopian United States with the nation on the verge of complete economic collapse.
Alice Corp. in Alice v. CLS Bank filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court on September 4, 2013. Alice sued CLS Bank for infringement of USPNs 5970479, 6912510, 7149720, and 7725375. All the claims were held patent ineligible under 35 USC 101 at the district court and the CAFC en banc decision also found all the claims ineligible under 35 USC 101.
The petition makes it abundantly clear that the standard for determining if software enabled inventions are patent eligible material is FUBAR, but what it does not state that is that the Supreme Court is responsible for this mess.
I found it interesting and unusual
I have written extensively on the problems I see with IPXI’s model to market licensing rights to patents. Their model is based on a commodities contracts type of model, where unit licensing rights can be bought and traded. I believe a model based on how Amazon sells books would be more effective and open up the patent licensing market to smaller entities and inventors. This sort of retail licensing system would allow inventors to post an invention that they are willing to license with a unit licensing rate for one instance of the invention. For software enabled inventions the unit licensing rate might be based on a per execution basis or a time limited period. The retail licensing system would issue a certificate that the licensor would use to prove that they had bought a license and only be good for one instance or execution.
My novel Pendulum of Justice is now available on Kindle. It is a technothriller involving the theft of life saving technology. The main character’s journey illustrates the incredible problems today’s technology entrepreneurs face. Here is the back cover blurb for the book.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
With two high tech start-ups going gangbusters, former cyber warrior Hank Rangar has finally “made” it. His lab, “Made By Man,” has revolutionized cardiac procedures, potentially saving millions
Here is another confused and confusing academic paper, The US, China and the G-77 in the era of responsive patentability Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 315–328. The paper seems to suggest that it will be bad news for the US and the West if China and other BRIC nations create successful patent systems that result in their technological leadership. The solution according to the paper appears to be aggressive use of anti-trust law. However, the paper is far too incoherent to be sure exactly what the author’s point is.
The paper starts with some telling lines.
It appear that “‘anything made under the sun by man’” is patentable, but it
At first glance Elon Musk appears to be the sort inventor-entrepreneur I would celebrate on this site. He helped create PayPal, he has had a big hand in Tesla, Space X, and Solar City. Now he is touting his Hyperloop which is supposed to be ten times cheaper than present day high speed rail projects, such as the proposed line between LA and San Francisco. But a closer look shows that Mr. Musk is more a PR genius and government parasite than an inventor or entrepreneur. By all accounts, Paypal was a legitimate private business, but the rest of his businesses are built on smoke and mirrors and your tax dollars. Hyperloop appears to be another scheme for Mr. Musk to get rich off your tax dollars. Elon does not appear to be much of an inventor either. He is a named inventor on only four issued US utility patents and none of them have anything to do with his signature businesses.
Adam Mossoff has an excellent post on the lies about patent litigation explosion. He explains
Contrary to the much-hyped claim today that patent licensing companies are the primary cause of most patent lawsuits in district courts in 2012, other serious and more careful reviews of the litigation data have shown that the primary culprit is not patent licensing companies, but rather the America Invents Act of 2011(“AIA”). The AIA created numerous new administrative proceedings for invalidating patents at the Patent & Trademark Office, which created additional incentives to file lawsuits in certain contexts.
Pendulum of Justice is my first novel, written with my wife. This novel dramatizes many of the points made in my non-fiction book The Decline and Fall of the American Entrepreneur: How Little Known Laws and Regulations are killing Innovation. The Kindle edition of the book will be released in late August with the paper version of the book appearing in October.
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