Protest At The U.S. Supreme Court to Protect American Inventors And American Innovation

When and Where: 8:00-11:00 am on November 27, 2017 at the U.S. Supreme Court (1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543)

The United States Patent System is in critical condition. The last decade of court decisions, legislation, and management have left inventors without any real protection for their inventions. The number one enemy of inventors is the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB). The PTAB is a division of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which was formed to adjudicate the validity of patents that have already been issued by the USPTO.  Inventors that used to enforce and protect their patent rights in impartial federal courts of law are now being haled into the PTAB which invariably sides with infringers as evidenced by statistics that show that the PTAB invalidates over 90% of the patent claims that it reviews. Now instead of protecting inventions, apparently the primary business of the USPTO now is to help infringers steal inventions by invalidating patents at an alarming rate!

The U.S. Supreme Court seems to have taken notice of the PTAB’s wholesale destruction of patent rights and has agreed to answer the question of whether a patent, which is a property right, can be revoked by a political agency without a judge or jury.  In the case Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC. Oil States (inventors) will be arguing against Greene’s Energy (infringers) and the USPTO (the patent killing PTAB).

US Inventor urges inventors, university research institutions, start-up companies and citizens who are concerned about the harm being done to American inventors to join us at the U.S. Supreme Court  (1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543) at 8:00 AM on November 27, 2017 for a protest to draw attention to the destruction of American innovation . Our careers and the future of American innovation depend on us! Please join us in our nation’s capital to engage in the first amendment right to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances”.

Join these inventors in this protest to resuscitate America’s dying patent system:

  • John Austermann, inventor of power over ethernet core technology
  • Roman Chistyakov, inventor of Zpulser plasma deposition (i-PVD) technology
  • Paul Hayes, inventor of wireless power metering technology
  • Josh Malone, inventor of Bunch O Balloons
  • Paul Morinville, inventor of core internet security technology & founder of US Inventor
  • Tom Waugh, inventor of centrifugally cast steel utility poles
  • Ron Williams, inventor of Cablz eyewear retainer

Accommodations

Crown Plaza Washington National Airport is offering a special rate of $89 per night. Enter IATA number 99801505 or click here to book online. There is a nearby Metro station for convenient transportation to and from the Supreme Court.

Registration

Please let us know if you plan to attend by completing the form below, or by emailing paul@usinventor.org.