More Nonsense From Our Elected Officials On Patents
Thanks to Patent Docs for this story:
Finally, Sen. Klobuchar provided perhaps the bleakest picture of the so-called “patent-troll” problem. However, as when most individuals throw around statistics and antidotes about this problem, she provided very little support for her allegations. For example, she stated as fact that 62% of all patent lawsuits initiated last year were by trolls.
Per my story a few days ago, this illustrates vividly just how cavalier and hyperbolic the rhetoric has become from the anti-patent (d)eformists. The “62% trolls” propaganda figure cannot be documented, and is in fact an outright lie that is repeated ad nauseum amongst this crowd to try and make it fact.
But let’s take her at her word that the good senator is keen to solve the problem of too many patent lawsuits. Well if she’s so impressed with “statistics,” I have one for here that that is incontrovertible:
100% of patent lawsuits are caused by… INFRINGERs.
Therefore as a suggestion if the Senator and her colleagues want to “help” the situation and make the patent system fair for all, why not start with helping small inventors by properly penalizing patent squatters? Then maybe we’d have far fewer “lawsuits” in this country, because the bad guys would think twice before appropriating someone else’s ideas.