March 13, 2013 is the date that US patent law will fall out of the hands of enterprising and publicly minded inventors to the claws of thieving, profit maximizing, corpserations. The following videos and links describe the impact of an ironically named “America Invents Act”, brought to us all by Senator Smith – the man who gave birth to stillborn monster called SOPA. The act ironically changes the US patent system from “first to invent” to “first to file”… so the “America Files Act” might be more appropriate description. This post is under construction as the “AIA” legislation is complex, the time frame for inventors and opensourcers to respond is short, and the point of this is to spark ideas and participation in what’s becoming an ecosystem of empowering and open documents of the budding Reclaim movement (you may have heard about it but our web servers keep getting hacked). ENJOY and please share your input, we don’t have much time.
The following videos are a brief and casual dialogue about a “People’s Patent Process” as an antidote to Mr Smith’s assault on innovation and empowerment.