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Executive order to review USPTO regulations.

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There is an article in the Inventors Digest, May issue that caught my eye titled: 'End Regulations That Inhibit Patents". Quote: On February 24 President Donald Trump issued an executive order that directed agencies to review all regulations in the search for those that are outdated, unnecessary or ineffective. The goal is to stream line regulations by eliminating those that inhibit job creation, eliminate jobs, or are inconsistent with government initiatives and policies. (Please, refer to the rest of the article). 

On January Ivanka Trump wrote on tweeter after a meeting with some women entrepreneurs that she was concern about protecting creativity, innovation. I reply asking her for a review of the USPTO regulations in regards to this matter, specially the "First to File" regulation that used to be "First to Invent" (Talking about PROTECTING creation, innovation) but, due to powerful "interests" it was changed harming the inventor, the innovator. My isolated request probably won't be considered or even never known by Ivanka Trump so I wonder if you EN could contact the Presidency directly lets say with a powerful letter in this regards.    

Ralph Machesky
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Sal-

I knew the nails were in the coffin, being pounded in even as some people (here even) were rejoicing at the fact the U.S. finally 'caught up' to the rest of the world.  I beleive Louis from EN was present at the signing. There was a good reason why the United States was one of the very last countries to adopt this so-called 'change'.  It has been a steady roll downhill ever since. 

Change for the sake of change alone is never a good idea.   Amazing that the United States is also one of the last countries where many freedoms, including private gun ownership is under constant attack.  The globalists just won't be happy until they own it all.  Look at how well it turned out for Venezuela after they outlawed private gun ownership there in 2012.  Unless we can ALL push back hard against the powerful money interests, expect to get steamrolled.  I'll still go out swinging. 

Patric J
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The patent and trademark director just resigned. They're dropping like fly's .... lol

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So am I correct in thinking that for us individual inventors, that it not even worth time and money to go the patent route anymore?

Just get a ppa and submit to everyone and their brother? Hope I'm mistaking.

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Charlie-

That is the tightrope we must walk, I'm afraid.  You will have to choose your battles, now more than ever.  If the product is solid, and you know the market is huge, have your course plotted out then yes- by all means file at least the PPA.  The total cost for a properly filed PPA? Peanuts compared to what you could stand to lose if you don't.  

Plus, a lot of the major companies want patents OR at least an application before they'll even talk to you.

On the other hand, I have a cleaner product right now flying off the shelf faster than I can make it, and only trademark protection, no patents.  Reason being, a patent application would detail the ingredients, formula,etc. and than anyone could just alter it to get around the patent.  

Probably only product of mine that won't be patented... but that's just how I roll. ; )

Patric J
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Ralph, Thanks for you input my friend

Ralph Machesky
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