Saturday, 12 August 2017
The PTAB Ruining the American Dream (?)
The BBC has a wonderful video of a “patent burning” outside the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Who is burning patents? American inventors who are protesting the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), once called the, “Patent Death Squad,” by former Chief Judge Randall Rader. The inventors are upset that the PTAB is killing the American Dream and are making an appeal to President Trump to overturn the Obama Administration’s creation. (Yes, it is the PTAB not skyrocketing home ownership costs that is ruining the American dream. I guess that bubble will pass as well.)
This is a nice angle to take since getting the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn itself is much more difficult. I wonder how attempts to overturn Alice legislatively are doing in Congress.