Alamo Inventors, San Antonio, Texas
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Once a month, we have a meeting with a presentation about something invention related. Sometimes it's the creative part, like how someone came up with an idea. Sometimes it's the legal parts, like protection, patents, trademark, & licensing. Manufacturing comes up a lot, and so does marketing. We always enjoy our speakers, and we always learn from them. Questions are always encouraged, and our speakers share insights you can't get anywhere else. Before the meeting, you can visit with other inventors. New faces are always welcome, and if you have questions about invention or patents or marketing or ... there are usually members who can help guide you.
Wednesday, Dec 13, 2023 (Register Here
6PM CST, usually until 8PM or so. This meeting is online, on Zoom
Presentation: Restoring Patent Rights To Independent Inventors & Start-Ups
Guest Speaker: Paul Morinville
Paul Morinville, executive director and founder of US Inventor https://usinventor.org/ will speak on how the US Inventor is attempting to restore patent rights to independent inventors and start-ups through initiation and passage of two congressional bills, namely the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2023 and the Promoting and Respecting Economically Vital American Leadership Act. Paul will explain how the acts will reverse the negative impact to independent inventors created by the America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011. Prior to the AIA, the United States used the first inventor to invent system which provided independent inventors and start-ups the crucial time needed to file quality patent applications and further, ensured that ownership of the resulting intellectual property remained in effect for the life of the patent.
However, after passage of the AIA, the US Patent System was changed to the first inventor to file system. This system created many significant disadvantages to the independent inventor and small start-ups one of which gave well funded companies the ability to file quickly and therefore, be first to file. Another extreme disadvantage is that the AIA created the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) which again permits well funded companies the ability to fund expensive petitions to the PTAB in order to invalidate patents that interfere with meeting their goals. To date, approximately 84% of patents petitioned to the PTAB are invalidated!
Inventor and entrepreneur Paul Morinville‘s aspirations of achieving both the inventor’s dream and the American Dream were cut short by the AIA through establishment of the PTAB, aka the “Patent Death Squad.” Since October 2013, he has been advocating for inventor rights and restoration the U.S. Patent System to protect inventors.
US Inventor, a 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation, was founded by Paul on March 17, 2015, with a primary focus of putting a stop to the AIA. Once accomplishing that formidable task, Paul realized there was further destruction of our once mighty patent system that needed to be fixed.
Guests are welcome.
We usually meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
ONLINE unless otherwise indicated
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
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