Protect IP to Keep American Tech at the Top
April 19, 2022 By Paul R. Michel
America can't outcompete low-wage countries when it comes to manufacturing cheap, mass-produced widgets.
But we can -- and historically have -- outcompeted every other nation when it comes to creating superior technology, from semiconductors and smartphone operating systems to advanced medicines.
Unfortunately, this advantage is disappearing. Competitor nations have greatly improved their policies which enable technological breakthroughs.
America is heading in the opposite direction. Our leaders are actively weakening the patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property protections that incentivize companies to make investments in new technologies.
Until recently, the U.S. patent system was the global "gold standard." It was imitated by other nations, particularly archrival China. Over the past few years, China has upgraded its system to the point that, in many respects, it now surpasses our own. Patents are more rapidly granted, remedies to prevent IP theft are more common, and the laws are modernized almost annually. The list goes on.
Meanwhile, the United States has been weakening its patent system. In 2011, Congress over-reacted to exaggerated complaints by Big Tech companies about "patent trolls," -- firms that buy up patents and sue reputable companies for infringement -- and instituted a powerful tribunal inside the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that usually invalidates patents challenged there.
The Supreme Court has also made challenging patents easier, made injunctions to stop infringement generally unavailable, and shrank the scope of inventions eligible for patenting. Today, many important inventions held ineligible for patenting here are eligible throughout Europe and in China.
This represents a huge failure of U.S. leadership.
Fortunately, leaders are emerging in the U.S. Senate who are focused on reviving patents to invigorate economic growth and job creation: Senators Coons, Tillis, Hirono, and Cotton. They are leading efforts to make more inventions eligible for patenting.
Separately, Senators Schumer and Young are proposing to increase federal funding for technology by sponsoring the American Innovation and Competition Act.
This effort is vital to U.S. recovery in economy and technology because public funding, which helps spur private sector innovation, has been shrinking for decades -- as has private investment. Venture capital firms insist on their clients obtaining ownership rights before committing the needed funds. So, prospects for our future prosperity rise or fall in line with the strength of IP protections.
However, Big Tech has convinced many of their colleagues to leave matters alone. Their legions of lobbyists swarm Capitol Hill, suggesting that patent revival is not necessary. Only a few members, such as those named above, understand the link between robust patents and economic revival.
Economic progress requires fixing our ailing patent system. And we must do so soon--- before China replaces us as the world's leader in the advanced technologies that will dominate the 21st Century.
Paul R. Michel served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for 22 years, and as its chief judge from 2004 until his retirement in 2010. This piece originally ran in VentureBeat.
Let Science Decide on PFAS in water
By Rep. Mark Alliegro
Saying "per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances" is a mouthful -- so let's stick with the common abbreviation for this group of man-made chemicals: PFAS. And no, you don't want a mouthful of them. If consumed in high concentrations, PFAS may be harmful to human health.
But we don't know how high a concentration it takes. That's why the Biden administration announced that it's commissioning major new studies on their toxicity -- and is seeking $10 billion through its infrastructure package to clean up and monitor sites where PFAS may contaminate drinking water.
This makes sense. While much research has already been conducted on the potential impact of PFAS and health outcomes, consensus is emerging that newer methods are needed to ensure policy is based on sound science.
Unfortunately, a number of state and federal policymakers are not interested in waiting for the results of scientific research. Some jurisdictions have moved forward with bans on using PFAS in products, and a House bill would immediately declare them hazardous substances. The nation's Democratic attorneys general recently wrote to the EPA, urging the agency to make sweeping changes regarding PFAS management. And just last month EPA officials imposed new restrictions on the importation and use of these chemicals.
The problem with this alarmist approach is that we have no readily available substitutes for these chemicals.
Although most non-chemists have probably never heard of them, PFAS are common in manufacturing processes and everyday products. They are a central component of semiconductor manufacturing.
They are used in aircraft and cars to prevent emissions from escaping into the atmosphere. They are in defibrillators and pacemakers. They are in the personal protective equipment used by frontline healthcare workers.
We can take pictures with our smart phones in the rain because PFAS are used to keep critical components dry. Stain-resistant carpets and nonstick cookware contain PFAS, and many takeout cartons incorporate them to stop liquids from soaking through.
In short, PFAS are highly useful.
But they can persist in the environment or accumulate in our bodies. When a PFAS-containing product disintegrates in a landfill, the chemicals can leach into the water supply. Studies have found that virtually all Americans have detectable levels of PFAS in their blood.
The Environmental Protection Agency needs to find out what level of accumulation is dangerous so that regulatory agencies can act on science, not superstition. If activists and the EPA had their way, America's vital domestic semiconductor manufacturing, which supports tens of thousands of jobs, and vital commercial, consumer, and scientific advancements, would grind to a halt.
Instead of restricting PFAS use, policymakers should partner with manufacturers and focus on risk-based environmental stewardship regulations. If we ban PFAS outright, the price we'd pay in diminished healthcare and public safety -- and diminished economic growth -- would far outweigh any presumed risks.
Rep. Mark Alliegro, Ph.D., is a cell biologist with a background in biochemistry and molecular biology. He currently represents Grafton County District 7 in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, and formerly served as a Senior Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, a Program Director at the National Science Foundation and as a volunteer fireman.
Coersive Vaccination Requirements
July 28, 2021: LMU Students Sue Because of Coersive Vaccine-Based Discrimination Policy.
On Saturday, July 24, Tyler & Bursch, LLP, the Law Offices of Nicole C. Pearson, Children’s Health Defense – California Chapter (CHD-CA) and Advocates for Faith & Freedom sued Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Federal Court in the Central District of California, challenging the school’s illegal vaccine, testing, masking, and social distancing mandates on behalf of two LMU undergraduate students.
A Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction will be filed soon hereafter.
The complaint maintains that LMU's accommodations for exempted, unvaccinated students are discriminatory and have the effect of creating a campus-wide apartheid, with “vaccine-exempted” students required to live in separate dorms, wear face coverings, social distance, submit to surveillance testing, and have their bodily and medical privacy invaded, while their vaccinated peers are free to move about campus without any special conditions or requirements. The policy even requires the vaccine-exempted students to assume all risk for any COVID-related cases or injuries that develop on campus, even though asymptomatic transmission is unsupported by the weight of the scientific evidence.
“There is simply no rational basis in science, medicine or law for LMU to defend its policy,” said Alix Mayer, CHD-CA Board President. “Without any valid reason, this school is discriminating against healthy students who pose no risk to anyone.”
One of the alleged rationales behind LMU’s policy is that unvaccinated students pose a greater risk to the University community than do vaccinated students, even if healthy. There is, again, no defensible evidence to support this position.
“While the government is reporting that most hospitalized patients are unvaccinated,” said Mayer, “health professionals are reporting the exact opposite to Children’s Health Defense: according to medical professionals on the front lines, most people presenting at hospitals right now with severe symptoms have received one of the COVID shots.” This again suggests a lack of any rational basis for singling out unvaccinated students.
Robert Tyler, partner at Tyler & Bursch and president of Advocates for Faith & Freedom added, “These two students are not alone. There are many other students being harmed by LMU’s discriminatory policy, but they are afraid to have a light shined on them because they do not want to suffer even greater retaliation by the University. No student should be placed in this situation when all they want to do is get an education and experience the same rights of passage as their peers.”
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Congresswoman Green Visits Murrieta Church
Murrieta, Calif., July 19, 2021 - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene visited 412 Church in Murrieta, CA over the weekend. Pastor of the church said he "wouldn't cancel her".
After experiencing the cancel culture of California, having not one, not two, but three venues cancel on Congressman Matt Gaetz and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene as they toured Southern California for the America First movement, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene visited 412 Church in Murrieta. According to the Pastor of 412 Church Murrieta, Pastor Tim Thompson, “She was a breath of fresh air! She came with a message of love and encouragement and was received with love and appreciation for all she is doing to stand for righteousness, goodness, and true love!”
Pastor Thompson is also the founder of Our Watch with Tim Thompson. His message to Congresswoman Greene….“Thank you Congresswoman Greene for all you do! Never give up! We’re with you!” He also quoted from the Gospel of Matthew as a response to the hateful and false comments made about the freshman member of Congress.
Matthew 5:11-12 (NLT)“God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven.”
When arranging to visit the church in Murrieta, Rep. Greene’s team was looking for a place that would not partake in the cancel culture so prevalent in California. Pastor Tim Thompson’s response….“Not at this church! Newsom wasn’t able to shut us down, and we won’t shut you down!”
Pastor Tim Thompson was arrested in May of 2020 for preaching to a group of approximately 13,000 people on the West steps of the Capitol building in Sacramento in opposition to the shutdown orders against California churches. His church has been fully open with no masks, no social distancing, and no deaths or hospitalizations due to COVID-19.
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About Our Watch with Tim Thompson: Our Watch with Tim Thompson www.ourwatchnow.com sees a future where the conservative voice becomes the dominating force in California politics; therefore, we seek to be a conduit to provide ways to activate and unite conservatives throughout the state to stand firm for parental rights.
Reform California, formed in 2003, is dedicated to holding state and local government accountable through ballot measures and recall campaigns. Reform California and a group of Carlsbad citizens and small business owners are announcing a recall campaign against controversial Carlsbad City Councilmember Cori Schumacher today, April 5.
The 10 sponsors of the recall against Schumacher are all women. They are outraged that Schumacher’s false police report included a request for a restraining order against her constituents that diverted and wasted much-needed family court resources that should have been available to true victims of domestic violence. Because of her false claim against her constituents, a San Diego Judge found Schumacher liable and city taxpayers may now have to pay more than $100,000 in damages to the victims of Schumacher’s misconduct.
Visit www.citycouncilrecall.org for more information.
Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court to End California’s Corrupt Election Process
On Monday, January 4, 2021, Primary Law Group, P.C., and co-counsel, Tyler & Bursch, LLP, filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief in the U. S. District Court, Central District of California on behalf of Election Integrity Project®California and ten California Congressional candidates, James P. Bradley, Aja Smith, Eric Early, Alison Hayden, Jeffrey Gorman, Mark Reed, Buzz Patterson, Mike Cargile, Kevin Cookingham, and Greg Raths.
Defendants named in the lawsuit for having violated the Elections Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, the Due Process Clause and the Guarantee Clause of the U.S. Constitution are: Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State, Xavier Becerra, California Attorney General, Gavin Newsom, Governor of The State Of California, Alameda County Registrar of Voters Tim Dupuis, Contra Costa County Registrar of Voters Deborah R. Cooper, Fresno County Registrar of Voters Brandi Orth, Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters Dean Logan, Monterey County Registrar of Voters Claudio Valenzuela, Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley, Riverside County Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer, Sacramento County Registrar of Voters Courtney Bailey-Kanelo, San Benito County Registrar of Voters Joe Paul Gonzales, San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Bob Page, Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Shannon Bushey, Santa Cruz County Registrar of Voters Gail L. Pellerin, Ventura County Registrar of Voters Mark A. Lunn.
The Constitution of the United States guarantees the right of every eligible citizen to cast an equal vote to determine who will represent him or her in government through the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment and, in the case of Federal congressional elections, through the Elections Clause (Art. I, § 4, cl. 1).
Practices that promote the casting of illegal or unreliable ballots fail to contain basic minimum guarantees against such conduct are a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment by leading to the diminution in value of validly cast ballots.
Election Integrity Project®California, Inc. (EIPCa), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, has been investigating elections in California for 10 years, documenting and reporting election abuses to governmental officials. Rather than correct the fundamental flaws in the election process, California state officials have created more opportunities for fraud and manipulation.
Predictably, the conduct of the 2020 election eviscerated citizen oversight, caused mass irregularities and opportunities for fraud, and violated the rights of lawful voters, citizen observers, and candidates.
The expansion of vote-by-mail ballots and the changes in the law to send vote-by-mail ballots to all registered voters created a process where known ineligible voters (including deceased persons, non-citizens, and non-residents) were sent live ballots. As passed elections have shown, deceased persons, non-citizens, and non-residents are often recorded as having voted in elections. That same election fraud occurred in the November 2020 election impacting the Plaintiffs and all of the citizens in each of the Congressional Districts at issue, including Election Integrity Project®California’s volunteer election observers.
Upcoming elections scheduled to take place as early as March 2021 will be similarly affected. Defendant Padilla’s emergency regulations will still be in effect, and it is likely that unconstitutional emergency orders and restrictions will be extended beyond their current sunset dates.
Linda Paine, President of EIPCa stated, “We have been investigating serious problems with California’s election process for 10 years. With over 700 affidavits signed under the penalty of perjury evidencing election code violations, obstruction of our volunteer observers, failure to verify vote-by-mail signatures, irregularities and fraud in the November 3, 2020 election, we have no choice but to bring this federal lawsuit in order an attempt to restore integrity to the election process.”
Joshua Kroot, Partner at Primary Law Group, stated: “The lack of integrity in our elections strikes at the heart of our republic. The failure to correct this problem immediately will do irreparable injury to our nation and devastate the credibility of all elections into the distant future.”
Robert Tyler, Partner at Tyler & Bursch, LLP and President of Advocates for Faith & Freedom, said, “COVID-19 has ushered in an unprecedented era of tyranny in state government, and fraud in our elections. Any unbiased observer can recognize that we have a serious problem in California when at least one million more persons are registered to vote than the total number of Californian’s who are actually eligible to vote.”
Emergency action is needed. Due to the imminent possibility of evidence tampering, evidence must be preserved and made available to Plaintiffs’ qualified experts, so that an audit can be conducted to determine the extent and effect of the irregularities and fraud reported.
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COVID-19 PCR tests vs. Antibody tests
The Coronavirus, COVID-19 which stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019, is a particle with RNA (ribonucleic acid) as the infectious portion of the particle that replicates itself inside a human cell using the host’s DNA. In time the replication bursts open the host cell and the virus particles are released to infect more cells.
Since viruses are not live organisms, antibiotics do not kill the virus. The immune system has the mechanisms to destroy the particles. Even people of advanced age or other causes of a compromised immune system will still have white blood cells that can recognize the virus as foreign and mount an attack. It is the attack that actually kills people with pneumonia-like suffocation. It has been reported that the very young battle the virus with NK (Natural Killer) cells before antibody attack that causes the cascade of an immune response. Other studies have reported that children have a lower incidence of the receptor that binds the virus. These are reasons that children are not at high risk of death from the virus. It isn’t the replication of the virus that kills people. Healthy people win the war with an army of NK cells and the production of sufficient amounts of antibodies to clear the body of the virus and the body will eventually return to normal as the sneezing and coughing subside as the immune response produces less mucus.
Two test methods are on the market for testing the Coronavirus. PCR tests are for active infections. Antibody tests indicate whether the patient has been infected in the past.
PCR tests are available for nasal swab and saliva tests. The saliva-based tests are simple to administer compared to the nasal swab test. The patient spits into a straw that drains into a test tube. The sample is sent to a lab for PCR analysis that determines if the sample contains the coronavirus nucleic acid.
Antibody tests are available for testing a patient’s blood sample for detection of the presence of antibodies against the virus in a patient’s serum. Antibodies recognize the protein coat on the virus particle as foreign. Be aware that you may test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection. This is called a false negative result due to the diagnostic detection level of the test method being used. As of July 11, 2020, 68 companies have had their serological diagnostic test banned from use by the FDA.
It can take as long as eight to nine days for an individual to develop symptoms after infection. Asymptomatic individuals with early infections can still spread the virus. This is the reason why masks are important for everyone to wear. Masks do not prevent infection but can mitigate the spread from infected individuals. More on masks in the following article.
This article was written by Publisher Nancy Knight, a retired R&D chemist and inventor of a novel antibody test to increase the sensitivity of diagnostic serological tests that reduced the incidence of false negative test results.
Face Covering Required in California
On June 19, 2020 the state ordered face coverings to be worn outside the home, including while inside businesses. Enforcement of the state’s mandatory requirement is up to the discretion of the sheriff and/or local law enforcement.
Cases of coronavirus have increased, which is an expected outcome resulting from people visiting more places in the community. To follow the state’s order and best safety practices, businesses are encouraged to follow local and state-issued industry guidance, including posting signs indicating face coverings are required for service. Community members and employees will be required to wear face coverings while inside all county facilities.
Coronavirus spreads through droplets expelled while sneezing, coughing or talking. People who carry the disease and do not show symptoms can still spread the disease to others. Covering the nose and mouth with a cloth face covering, bandana or neck gaiter, keeps these droplets in.
Face coverings should be washed regularly to keep clean. Public health officials also remind residents to keep six feet of distance between others while in public and to frequently wash their hands.
White House Breaking News: May 28, 2020
Tech bias is a major issue facing our democracy. It challenges the free exchange of ideas and public debate that protects our civil liberties. Every citizen—liberal, conservative, or otherwise—has a right to be heard and treated fairly online.
Be among the walk-away population that abhors discriminatory social media networks. The only way to fight back is to reduce the advertising that supports social media. Advertisers look at the numbers. If you are still a member of their network, you are the problem.
Social media case in point from The Bugle
YouTube video interview with Dr. Judy Mikovits taken down for controversial exposure to incidents surrounding the Corona Virus Pandemic.
Science Magazine reports that Judy Mikovits started her career as a lab technician at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 1988. She became a scientist and obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from George Washington University in 1991. By 2009, she was research director at the Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI), a private research center in Reno, Nevada. Impressive credentials indeed which is why so many people believe her story. She was imprisoned for being a whistleblower. Judge for yourself if social media is biased against public policy and public interests.
Copy these links to the video interviews into your browser's address bar. The first one was taken down by YouTube as you will see. https://kblds.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/public/plandemic-part1.mp4
This second video is on YouTube but we do not know how long it will take for them to take this one down too.https://youtu.be/rhZETbXCqCM
Tips to stay healthy in the fight against virus infections
Use a paper towel to open and close public bathroom door handles and bathroom faucets. Use a tissue or a piece of your clothing to push buttons on elevators, office microwave ovens, copy machine, and vending machines. Protect yourself from handles on water coolers and drinking fountains, sink sponges, food/food container handled by others, another person's keyboard or phone. shared books, pens, staplers, etc. Wash your hands with hot water for 20 seconds with soap, several times a day, especially following contact with hot spots.
Avoid touching your face, eyes, or rubbing your nose. Relax - stress can decrease immunity. Drink more water. Decrease sugar intake and take 1000 mgs of Vitamin C when you first feel a cold coming on or you were exposed to someone with the flu. Get more sleep and take Vitamin D.
Arizona and California are monitoring the risk of disease carried by mosquitoes. Riverside County, California has already experienced cases of West Nile virus infections. In Arizona's monsoon weather creates breeding grounds in the short-term while California's flood control detention basins are pose a long-term risk. The public is cautioned to watch for standing water that can breed mosquitoes and to protect your family and pets from mosquito bites.
If you have been recently bitten by a mosquito and experience any flu-like symptoms, it is recommended to consult with your doctor.
While the risk for West Nile, Zika, and malaria are currently low, it is advised to be proactive in protecting yourself, your family, and your pets from bites. Dead birds in the area are an indication of local disease carrying mosquito breeding grounds.