* Posts by Ronald J Riley

13 posts • joined 2 Oct 2007

Obama says patent trolls 'extort money', pledges reform

Ronald J Riley

Re: Promises

"so doesn't need any more coin."

Obama is doing the bidding of big corporate players so they will shower him with more coin as soon as he is out of office. People need to remember that Obama came out of Chicago politics and they are produce some of the most corrupt politicians in America.

Ronald J Riley

Re: @Ronald J RileyGrammar

It means that large transnational companies are socialists when they need inventions and capitalists when they are selling their product or service.

Ronald J Riley

Re: Grammar

It is very hard to predict ahead of time which inventions are going to have great value and which will be commercial flops. That determination is made by the market. One thing is sure, people do not fight over inventions which do not represent significant profit centers.

Big companies like to talk about inventions being silly while the ones they are being sued over actually are commercially valuable.

Ronald J Riley

Have you considered that the only reason there are patent enforcement entities is that big companies routinely steal inventions from smaller entities and count on the high cost of litigation to prevent their victims from having justice. And when they miscalculate and are sued they whine about trolls. A troll is simply someone who has patent property rights who has the gall to enforce those rights.

Ronald J Riley

Re: A good place to start

SciFi is not usually prior art because it was not reduced to practice.

And RIM spent many millions of dollars pushing the lie that the patents were invalid. They were narrowed somewhat in reexamination, but still infringed. The reason RIM lost big was that they did flat out steal the invention and they were caught committing fraud on the court.

When someone gets caught with their sticky fingers on another's property and then they are caught trying to cover their tracks through fraud, courts tend to hammer them as was the case with RIM.

Note, that RIM was unable to produces the kinds of inventions they needed to remain competitive and they had burned bridges with those who were producing the inventions they need to survive in the business. The results were predictable and today RIM is fighting to survive.

Ronald J Riley

Re: Grammar

Writing a program that will actually work requires strict conformance with the programming language's grammar, actually called syntax.

It is quite clear that Obama has no engineering expertise and likely cannot write much of a program.

I started programming in Algol in 7th or 8th grade on a GE timeshare system. I became an engineer and was an early adopter of microprocessors for embedded real time systems. At that time there were no programmers which specialized in micros and those who designed the hardware generally had to write their own code.

This gave us a unique perspective which the vast majority of programmers today are completely ignorant about, namely that hardware and software solutions are often interchangeable.

The truth is that the vast majority of programmers do not produce anything which could be called an invention. But their egos drive them to assert that when they code another's invention in a marginally different way that they are inventors. They are not.

Socializing software inventions will only serve to transfer even more work out of America.

Ronald J Riley

"“I want to make sure they know how to actually produce stuff using computers, and not just consume stuff,” Obama said"

What has Obama produced except political BS?

Inventors do produce something, their inventions. And those who make things need those inventions but they do not want to pay those who often work for decades to produce the inventions.

Most young successful companies are quite belligerent towards inventors, and Google is well known for ripping off anyone that they think they can get away with doing so. In other words Google and other Coalition for Patent Fairness (& PIRACY) members are all thieves.

The legislation Obama signed actually promoted transfer of American ingenuity to other countries. It was written by invention thieves so that they could pretty much take others inventions to the same places they have been taking all the other jobs for the last few decades.

Patent Reform was really a bigger giveaway than the bailout. It gave transnational corporations most of the tools they wanted to socialize all American inventions because it allows those companies to bankrupt independent and small business inventors. When they talk about innovation what they mean is taking others inventions and including those inventions in their products. Shortly thereafter they thump their chests and declare themselves innovators.

What are developed country's prospects if all their inventions are commercialized in developing countries?

Is Obama really this stupid or has he been bought by the likes of Microsoft, IBM, GE, Apple, Cisco, Oracle and a bunch of other similar big business interests?

Dutch firm slams limping RIM with patent lawsuit

Ronald J Riley

Going - going - Gone

RIM loved picking on an squashing small companies. They lived by the sword and now they will die in the same way.

Ronald J Riley
Happy

RIM the Predatator

RIM always had a problem with producing the kinds of inventions they needed to stay competitive and with dealing equitably with inventors who were producing those inventions.

So they acquired a reputation in the inventor community as a company who should be avoided.

What is the likely fate of such a company? RIM most certainly will go down in history as the mouse that roared and then was stomped and expired with a whimper.

I am sure that Thomas Campana Jr. is looking down upon RIM and smiling.

Europe greases US probe of IBM mainframe biz

Ronald J Riley

Washed Up Tech Companies v. Real Inventors

“Big Blue said the current bill strikes a "careful balance" among the varied users of the US patent system. "The debate over patent reform has been both lengthy and constructive, but now it is time to act," stated Weber.”

Make no mistake, this bill does not strike a balance. I believe that IBM and the other companies pushing this bill are trying to turn America’s patent system into a king’s sport which only serves their interests.

Over thirty percent of US patents filed by domestic entities are by small entities. Those small entities consistently produce the breakthrough inventions while large corporations produce large quantities of marginal incremental improvement patents. I believe that IBM personifies how older large corporations attempt to substitute quantity for producing quality inventions.

Compare IBM’s current situation to their heyday. Am I they only one who sees a steady decline?

I believe that IBM and quite a number of other tech companies are suffering from the same problems which destroyed the auto industry and that over the next decade or two that most of those companies will suffer the same fate as the auto industry.

The reason is simple, as companies age those who started as inventors virtually always lose the ability to produce significant inventions. The right way to cope with this problem is to either license inventions from those who are producing them or to acquire smaller companies which are based on significant inventions.

Unfortunately, big companies have equally big egos which are often inversely proportional to their ethics.

What happens to companies who cannot produce significant inventions who also alienate those who are producing the inventions they need?

Take a close look at America’s auto industry.

Ronald J. Riley,

I am speaking only on my own behalf.

Affiliations:

President - www.PIAUSA.org - RJR at PIAUSA.org

Executive Director - www.InventorEd.org - RJR at InvEd.org

Senior Fellow - www.PatentPolicy.org

President - Alliance for American Innovation

Caretaker of Intellectual Property Creators on behalf of deceased founder Paul Heckel

Washington, DC

Direct (810) 597-0194 / (202) 318-1595 - 9 am to 8 pm EST.

Qualcomm and the real story behind Mobile World Congress

Ronald J Riley

America's Piracy Coalition & China

Intellectual property is the one thing standing between developed countries current standard of living and a precipitous drop to the level of developing countries.

Without intellectual property most products and services are commodities and their profit margins become razor thin.

Those of you who are basing patent rights are asking to have your wages dropped to less than ten percent of their current rate. Give China what they want and you can expect to eventually work for less than the prevailing Chinese or India's rates. That is if you have work at all.

A few hundred patent pirating transnational’s formed an organization commonly known as the Coalition for Patent fairness & PIRACY. These companies have much in common with China, in that they are not producing significant inventions and they all have an entitlement mentality.

Like the Chinese they steal other's intellectual property. They count on abuse of the process of law to bankrupt the patent owner.

When they get caught with their sticky fingers in another's patent cookie jar and the courts slap their paddies they try to demonize those who own rights to the patent properties.

Whole industries collaborate to steal the intellectual property of a leading edge inventor. The auto industry did this with Bob Kearns, the laser industry did this with Gordon Gould, and the cellular industry is doing this with Qualcomm.

Before law as we know it we had sovergins deciding who was right and trial by combat. Our system of law has plenty of problems but it is better than the altneratives. Be careful what you wish for.

Ronald J. Riley,

Speaking only on my own behalf.

Affiliations:

President - www.PIAUSA.org - RJR at PIAUSA.org

Executive Director - www.InventorEd.org - RJR at InvEd.org

Senior Fellow - www.patentPolicy.org

President - Alliance for American Innovation

Caretaker of Intellectual Property Creators on behalf of deceased founder Paul Heckel

Washington, DC

Direct (202) 318-1595 - 9 am to 9 pm EST.

Mr WebTV skewers US patent bill

Ronald J Riley

Lawyers on white stallions.

Saul Dobney said in a post Tuesday 2nd October 2007 17:43 GMT "It's never the cost of the patent - it's the cost of lawyers fees to protect the patent - you can't afford a patent if you can't afford to protect it."

It is all about the cost of a patent to enter the system. Once an inventor is a player if and only if their patent has value they can get the help of contingency litigators or patent enforcement entities to defend their patent rights. Typically the inventor ends up with about 40% of the proceeds.

The math is simple, without lawyers the inventor gets 100% of a big fat ZERO. With lawyers the inventor gets about 40% of tens to hundreds of millions of dollars.

There is a really simple solution to patent litigation, and that is for those companies who have come to view taking other's intellectual property as a god given right to clean up their acts. They can start by making restitution to all the poor inventors whom they have raped and then demonized in an attempt to avoid the consequences of their poor conduct.

The next step to to get a license before they introduce a product. As long as they roll the dice and dare inventors to take their best shot they deserve what they are getting in court.

Remember that the courts do have most of the facts and they are hosing members of the Coalition for Patent fairness & PIRACY. These companies are the worst which America has produced. They act like school yard bullies, picking on those who are weak, and then when they get their justly earned attitude adjustments they rationalize and whine like like children who have not yet learned the difference between right and wrong.

Ronald J. Riley,

President - www.PIAUSA.org - RJR at PIAUSA.org

Executive Director - www.InventorEd.org - RJR at InvEd.org

Senior Fellow - www.PatentPolicy.org - RRiley at PatentPolicy.org

Washington, DC

Direct (202) 318-1595 - 9 am to 9 pm EST.

Ronald J Riley

This is a fight between inventors & vultures.

Mr. Perlman has done a pretty good job of explaining the situation. But let me elaborate a bit.

Some businesses are built on real inventions. Others are scavengers who try to make a quick buck riding g the coattails of those who actually invent.

Think of it this way. Many predators prey on the young because if they pick a fight with an adult the get the crap kicked out of them. Inventors and their companies are young, have limited resources, and are easy prey.

Now lets look at the how companies evolve. In the beginning they may or may not be based on invention. By mid life those which were based on invention have stagnated and try to compensate for their inability to produce significant inventions by filing ever larger numbers of ever less significant inventions.

Now the vultures. Those who started as parasites develop fat heads, appropriate inventors property, and get their tails kicked. Their solution is to file large quantities of minimally inventive patents to use defensively.

Both the invention based and the vultures come to operate in much the same manner, much like the lesson contained in Animal Farm.

These are the companies pushing changes to weaken patents. Washed up tech, parasitic tech, insurance whose claim to inventive fame are innovative ways of weaseling on paying claims, and the inbred banking industry whose greatest invention is more fees, and ever larger fees. This group is known as the Coalition for Patent fairness & PIRACY. Rather the companies started as innovators (HP & IBM for example) or started as vultures (Cisco, Dell, Intel, Micron, Microsoft, Vonage), today they all have the same goals and fears. They know that they will be made irrelevant by some upstart and they intend on preserving their miserable and useless existences by whatever means necessary.

Ronald J. Riley,

President - www.PIAUSA.org - RJR at PIAUSA.org

Executive Director - www.InventorEd.org - RJR at InvEd.org

Senior Fellow - www.PatentPolicy.org - RRiley at PatentPolicy.org

Washington, DC

Direct (202) 318-1595 - 9 am to 9 pm EST.

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