An Attack on Intellectual Property Is an Attack on US Business

While the Washington Redskins trademark and logos are the source of heated debate, we seem to have ignored the fact that the team’s intellectual property belongs to them, as granted by the U.S. government dating back more than 80 years. Therefore, the U.S Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to revoke the trademark is an attack on intellectual property and the start of a slippery slope for businesses trying to protect their property rights. This is all about... Read More

Economic Fiction

Suppose you sat down at a blackjack table and were dealt the ace and jack of spades. You turn over the cards and proclaim that you’ve got blackjack. But the dealer announces that from now on, the winning hand is 30, and you’ve lost. You’d be mighty confused. So imagine how confusing it is that the gross domestic product (GDP) — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — is running at an annual growth rate of 1.8... Read More

EU Turns Its Back on Intellectual-Property Theft

When nations such as Brazil, China and India steal our intellectual property (IP), they are stealing from American companies, their employees and from the American people. This should become an issue vital to every American. Our economy suffers, our employment picture suffers and our prestige suffers when our patents are stolen or ignored. So I was astonished and disappointed to see the European Parliament reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a multinational... Read More

The Faster the Patent – The Greater the Theft.

As I have maintained through the years, no other country can out-think and out-innovate American entrepreneurs. There is a reason that the rest of the world looks to the US when they want the latest, greatest inventions and technological breakthroughs. The trouble is that America also has a propensity for red tape that puts obstacles in the way of these innovative developers. Now comes word that the US Patent and Trademark Office is looking at a way to fast track the granting... Read More