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It’s Time to Roll Back the Attacks against our Nation’s Inventors

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org
Let’s Get Back to Protecting the Nation’s Minds

The Barack Obama Administration was a very bad era in the nation’s Intellectual Property (IP) history.

The Obama Administration was chock full of historic firsts.  To wit: It was almost unquestionably the administration most hostile ever to IP and its protection.

Perhaps the administration’s most egregious act?  Inventing a whole new way to attack patents – by abusing antitrust law.

To demonstrate the obnoxiousness of this – let’s define a couple of terms.

Patent: “(A) government authority or license conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention.”

Antitrust: “(C)onsisting of laws to protect trade and commerce from unlawful restraints.…”

Get that?  Patents are the government – granting exclusive usage.  Antitrust are the laws – prohibiting unlawful restraints. (more…)

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