|Received:||2/4/2009 2:11:17 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Public Hearings Concerning the Evolving Intellectual Property Marketplace|
Comments:The USPTO has sold itself to the largest of companies, simply rubber-stamping anything sent to it by Oracle or Microsoft, without regard to its quality. Meanwhile, worthwhile inventions from smaller companies such as ours are subjected to needless delay and a barage of useless/irrelevant rejections to block the smaller company from obtaining a patent. Larger companies then use their "licensing programs" to shutdown the smaller companies, who have nothing to defend themselves with, stifling innovation and destroying any competition.