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04.01.17

Watchtroll, IAM, and the Plot to Overthrow Patent Reformer at the USPTO in Order to Make Litigation (and Trolls) Great Again

Posted in America, Patents at 7:17 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

They just want a whole lot of chaos

Make Patents Great Again

Summary: The smear/lobbying/whispering campaign against Michelle Lee carries on, revealing the truly ugly nature of the patent maximalists with their mortifying agenda

THE meddling in USPTO affairs is troubling, especially considering where that meddling comes from. It includes nasty letters, whispering campaigns, and efforts to prop up fake ‘scandals’ (like conspiracy theories about Google). The ultimate goal, suffice to say, is to make Litigation Great Again, i.e. enrich a bunch of parasites, not inventors.

“The ultimate goal, suffice to say, is to make Litigation Great Again, i.e. enrich a bunch of parasites, not inventors.”Randall Rader represents everything that was wrong with the patent system: sympathy for patent trolls, software patents, nepotism and even borderline corruption. IAM promoted him with a puff piece earlier this year, joining the likes of Watchtroll who attacks judges, PTAB etc. They are using a shame campaign for a self-serving coup whose outcome would (if it was ever successful) make life miserable for scientists and technologists. What do they care? They just want to tax people who are actually productive.

Here is IAM together with Watchtroll lobbying to replace Lee with a corrupt judge who likes trolls and software patents [1, 2]. Here comes again the Google conspiracy theory: “Nomination of either would mark major shift back to patent owners. Rader would be a slap in the face for Big Tech and Google, in particular.”

“Here is IAM together with Watchtroll lobbying to replace Lee with a corrupt judge who likes trolls and software patents…”“Phil Johnson and former CAFC Chief Judge Randall Rader interviewed by Commerce for PTO Director,” says the original. “Decision soon.”

That’s coming from the people who work to make life miserable for everybody. Patent trolls are trying to enter Europe (as covered here the other day) and they actively help them [1, 2], even thugs, charlatans and frauds like Spangenberg (who used a bogus patent to shake down over a thousand legitimate companies). And now, after intense pressure, they claim this:

Sources also indicate that former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader also received an interview.

[...]

After repeatedly refusing to comment (see here, here and here) on the matter, the USPTO finally responded to a Freedom of Information Request on March 10, 2017, confirming that Lee was Director of the Office.

Well, she is still in charge. Watchtroll spreads some rumours about job interviews, which may be the outcome of intense lobbying and pressure and are no guarantee of a change at the helm.

Why is IAM so concerned about this? Just look at who’s paying IAM. It’s the voice of patent aggressors and parasites and yesterday IAM bemoaned a decline in litigation, owing largely to reforms in the US (courts and the patent office). To quote:

At some point next week we should get the data on the number of new patent lawsuits filed in the US during the first quarter of this year. Unified Patents is usually first out of the blocks with totals for new cases in both district courts and at the PTAB.

Early indications are that new suits will be flat or even slightly down year-on-year. According to Lex Machina, the current total for the first three months is 926 and, assuming there is not a mad rush to file cases today (the final day of the quarter), the total should come in under or roughly on a par with last year’s tally of 963 (taken from Lex Machina’s 2016 review of patent litigation). That is well below the total for the first three months of 2015 when just under 1,500 new suits were filed.

PTAB is partly an accomplishment of Lee — one that Watchtroll habitually mocks. These kinds of never-ending attacks on Lee over at Watchtroll ought to remind her who her real enemies are. They just do this to anyone who does not agree with them. Such is the nature of these people…

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Paul Morinville from Watchtroll

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