Bill Puts ‘Global Harmonization’ Above American Innovation

Friday, May 13, 2011
By Paul Martin

Pending Patent Bill Puts ‘Global Harmonization’ Above American Innovation

by James R. Edwards, Jr.
HumanEvents.com

ongress is about to give multinational corporations such as IBM an even more outsized advantage over small businesses, independent inventors, and American innovators.

Hoping to rush legislation through while the public focuses elsewhere, mega-business’s water carriers are urging potentially disruptive colleagues to “trust us” on the patent bill speeding across Capitol Hill.

Conservative activists and many Tea Partiers have read every word about Washington’s budget standoff, taxpayer dollars going to abortionists at Planned Parenthood, and Obama’s involving America militarily in Libya’s internal affairs. But who’s heard a word about “patent reform”?

Though the details of patent law make people’s eyes glaze over, how America awards patents carries serious consequences.

The danger is much closer than you think. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) recently jammed through Sen. Patrick Leahy’s S 23. Conservatives in the Senate were asleep at the wheel, giving Obama-Leahy-Reid a 95-to-5-vote cakewalk.

Where Washington and globalist business are concerned, what you don’t know can hurt you. In the patent arena, they’re pushing “harmonization.” Which means we’re about to dumb down our patent system, aligning it with the rest of the world.

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