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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is Working for Patent Trolls and Patent Maximalists

The US Chamber of Commerce International IP Index



Summary: The patent trolls' propagandists are joining forces and pushing for a patent system that is hostile to science, technology, and innovation in general (so as to enable a bunch of aggressive law firms to tax everybody)

TECHRIGHTS has habitually noted that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce meddles in the affairs of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as other patent offices' affairs. It is an international harasser like USTR. Among the recent articles we wrote on the subject (in no particular order):



Thanks to Patent Docs, we now see that the villainous Chamber of Commerce (CoC) is working closely with the patent trolls' lobby, IAM. IAM staff has long cited CoC's propaganda and and here they are together at last: (maybe in the past too)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), together with IAM....


This is scheduled for later today. CoC typically resorted to scare-mongering over China earlier this year. CoC was rather xenophobic and this racist kind of rhetoric could be seen spreading online, often citing CoC. The US patent office has some China expansion ambitions, as this new ad from Patent Docs ("Webinar on Navigating the Chinese Patent System") affirms. There's also a whole long session about it (promoted in length by the EPO yesterday) at EPOPIC, which takes place this week. We'll write about EPOPIC shortly (the event is still ongoing). It's all connected.

"IAM itself is funded by a lot of patent trolls."Very late yesterday (around midnight) we noted that Team UPC had been lobbying for patent trolls from the US. We took note of two new articles from Bird & Bird, part of Team UPC. Both mentioned the UPC, as does this new piece from Bird & Bird's David Gent. It's no coincidence that a lot of UPC propaganda came from IAM, which is closely connected to Battistelli and actually set up pro-UPC events in the US (on the EPO's payroll and with the EPO's explicit support). Notice how many of these things are connected and it's easy to see whose interests are served. IAM itself is funded by a lot of patent trolls.

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