Friday, January 8, 2010

Smaller inventors Smackdown - David Kappos, USPTO formerly IBM ....the Whining of Billion Dollar Tech Companies

Small Inventors, Millionaire have No Chance as David Kappos is there to Protect the Big Tech Companies from YOU and is NOT even Hiding it. As in the Iviewit Stolen Patent and www.Iviewit.TV ~ We see that big law firms, connection in high places such as to the head of the USPTO sure does come in handy hwen you want to Strip Inventors of their Rights.

David Kappos leads the Charge - the Reign of Terror on Small Inventors - you may as well Hide your Technology and Patent it in another Country, the US Patent Office is NOT looking Out for you....

Here is the Story...

From the Article Below we see more Evidence of how David Kappos's IBM connections and his appointment to the USPTO was Deliberat to Shut up those Small Inventors as they try and license their Technology.


"" IBM veteran gets panel OK to run patent office
Kappos helped run massive patent operation; Full vote expected in Sept.

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - David Kappos, a former IBM Corp. executive who spent years helping Big Blue amass a forbidding warchest of intellectual property, was approved by a Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday to become the next director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

A full vote on Kappos' nomination is expected after the Senate's summer recess.

David Kappos is expected to lend the perspective of large technology firms, while shaking up an embattled institution.

Technology companies have long complained that the patent office isn't sufficiently exacting, and awards too many dubious legal protections. Smaller inventors and patent holding firms, however, rely on winning a wide range of patents originated at the office to elbow their way into markets and win licensing fees.

The patent office "has not been able to keep pace with the avalanche of applications it has received in recent years," David Kappos said in testimony delivered on behalf of IBM to the Senate Judiciary Committee in March. That in turn, Kappos complained, has contributed to "increased speculation" and a surplus of lawsuits.

While that echoed the sentiments of many other large technology companies, IBM has a somewhat unique perspective. It has historically developed and acquired patents at an exhaustive pace, setting a standard aspired to by peers such as Microsoft Corp.

Indeed, Microsoft hired Marshall Phelps, Kappos' former colleague at IBM, to head its intellectual property licensing efforts in 2003. The companies' approach has blurred the lines, some say, between simply protecting business lines and seeking to bulk up on legal claims and licensing.

In 2008, IBM topped the list of U.S. technology companies winning patents for the 16th year in a row, with over 4,000. As Kappos noted in his March testimony, IBM became the first company ever to amass that many patents in a single year.

Microsoft ranked fourth, with 2,030 patents - behind Samsung and Canon, and one notch ahead of Intel Corp. IBM, along with many other large technology companies, has supported proposed patent reform legislation on Capitol Hill. That legislation seeks to improve the quality of patents, and cut down on the numerous lawsuits and significant jury awards regularly faced by large companies. ""

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