Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Project No. P131203 #00017

Submission Number:
00017
Commenter:
Troy Shehan
State:
Iowa
Initiative Name:
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Project No. P131203
Matter Number:

P131203

Hello, Thank you for taking comments. I am not a lawyer so I will keep this brief. I strongly feel that a company (entity or individual) should not be allowed to acquire a patent from another if they have no vested interest in including the technology in their own products. Simply acquiring a patent with the express purpose to monetize it for personal gain, not connected to technology the said person produces, should not be allowed. Innovation requires ability. Patent-Trolling stifles that ability by keeping a patent active long after it is useful to the original company.