Public Hearings Concerning the Evolving Intellectual Property Marketplace #540872-00009

Submission Number:
540872-00009
Commenter:
Paul Durdik
Organization:
Salesforce.com, inc.
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
Public Hearings Concerning the Evolving Intellectual Property Marketplace

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.