July 31, 2007
For the Hoopleheads
The number of patent cases and the size of damages and settlements in the United States in just the past few years have been staggering. Without desperately needed reform, our patent system will continue to be a burden on our courts and our nation's top employers — putting at risk innovative technologies, our nation's economic growth and good-paying jobs.
Even the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized these problems. The justices themselves widely criticized the current system. Chief Justice John Roberts called it "worse than meaningless."
With so much at stake, Congress should stand on the side of innovation and working families and pass the Patent Reform Act.
- Mr. Ted Clark, senior Vice President at Hewlett-Packard, in the Houston Chronicle
Mr. Clark brings us the good word from on high. The Coalition for Patent Fairness is resolute on cleansing the cesspool that our patent system has become. Mr. Clark and all his dear friends at the Coalition are singing from the same hymnal. They're letting people know what's at stake, and contributing prodigiously to efforts by our esteemed representatives in Washington that changes must be made, or dire consequences loom.
Folks need to know that patents are running amok, pillaging god-fearing companies that create good jobs and help keep this country strong. Let us come to Jesus about patents, to rid this great country of ours from the pissant sinners who would desecrate corporate profits by asserting their garbage patents against hard-working folks across this great land of ours. Smite their greedy bane from our gathering hoard of righteous lucre.
God bless America.
Posted by Patent Hawk at July 31, 2007 4:28 PM | The Patent System
I'm not sure if all readers will interpret your post as sarcasm. Some may accept it as Gospel.
You were being sarcastic, weren't you?
Posted by: step back at August 1, 2007 4:43 AM
Wasn't HP censured a while back for bringing in illegal immigrants from India and paying them 40% of what their counterparts made. Wasn't HP forced to pay to the State of California millions of dollars becaue they required salaried workers to use their vacation to take time-off when wanting to save on expenses.
In short the statement by HP should read as follows:
The number of jobs sent overseas and the size of the unemployment roles resulting therefrom in the United States in just the past few years have been staggering. Without desperately needed reform, our fellow citizens will continue to be burdened by the incessesant drive of our nation's top employers to increase profits— putting at risk our children's future, our nation's economic growth and good-paying jobs.
Even the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to protect the very population that allows it to exist. The justices themselves widely criticized any attempts to produce an egalitarian culture in which the citizens rule by majority vote. Chief Justice John Roberts has said nothing about this situation which is why there should not be an increase of judicial salaries as requested by the Chief Justice.
With so much at stake, Congress should stand on the side of working families and pass legislation criminalizing transfer pricing, hiring workers overseas and hiring illegal immigrants.
Posted by: KCB at August 1, 2007 8:43 AM
In reply to "step back", those who would intepret this entry as Gospel are, pardon the ironic expression, beyond redemption. They would not ask the quintessential Amy Winehouse interrogatory: "What kind of fuckery is this?"
Posted by: Patent Hawk at August 1, 2007 7:12 PM