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House Proceeding on Sep 7th, 2007 :: 0:54:40 to 0:59:18
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Lincoln Diaz-Balart

0:54:28 to 0:54:40( Edit History Discussion )

Lincoln Diaz-Balart: and, yes, mr. berman and i have worked on this legislation over the years, and i thought that we had a compromised bill in 1999 with howard coble and others, and this bill just negates all

Dana Rohrabacher

0:54:40 to 0:54:53( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: of the compromises that were made and the honest attempts to reach a good patent bill. yes, there was a patent bill that was passed and went into law in 1999, let us note. this isn't the

Dana Rohrabacher

0:54:40 to 0:59:18( Edit History Discussion )
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Dana Rohrabacher

0:54:53 to 0:55:07( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: first patent rerm legislation in the last 50 years. it's oy the worst patent reform ledgeslages in the past 50 years. this ledges -- legislation in the past 50 years. this legislation will

Dana Rohrabacher

0:55:07 to 0:55:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: diminish the constitutionally protected rights that were mandated by our founders and have been the impulse behind our nation's prosperity and security h.r. 1908 will dramatically weaken the

Dana Rohrabacher

0:55:16 to 0:55:34( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: patent rights of ordinary americans and make us even more vulnerable to the outright theft of american created technology and innovation. this legislation represents a slow-motion destruction of our

Dana Rohrabacher

0:55:34 to 0:55:50( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: patent system. so what's in the bill? first, and foremost, we know what's in the bill is a mandate to publish every patent application within 18 months -- or after 18 months of that application being

Dana Rohrabacher

0:55:50 to 0:56:06( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: applied, whether or not that patent has been granted. so we are giving every thief in the world in india and in china, in japan, and korea, the details of our -- of our most up-to-date innovative

Dana Rohrabacher

0:56:06 to 0:56:22( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: ideas even before they are protected by the patents and we're being told, of course, mr. issa, has an amendment that will handle this. don't be fooled. whether or not the issa amendment passes,

Dana Rohrabacher

0:56:22 to 0:56:40( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: this legislation will still mandate the publication of most patent applicationings before the patent is -- applications before the patent is issued. america's secrets will be exposed

Dana Rohrabacher

0:56:40 to 0:56:57( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: to a world filled with infringers and thieves. so don't be fooled by the issa amendment just the way that we shouldn't be fooled by the nature of this bill being called a reform bill, when it

Dana Rohrabacher

0:56:57 to 0:57:10( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: should be called the patent destruction act. this opens up new avenues of attack before and after the patent is issued, again, weakening the inventor and strengthening the infringers, both

Dana Rohrabacher

0:57:10 to 0:57:20( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: foreign and domestic. third, it changes the criteria of solidifying a patent. it changes the way that damages are calculated, again, at the expense of the inventor and in the process creating have

Dana Rohrabacher

0:57:20 to 0:57:32( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: nick the courts and forcing judges to become economists much we changed the legal basis of our system from first to invent, which has been historically for 200 years the basis of the patent

Dana Rohrabacher

0:57:32 to 0:57:44( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: system and now we're changing i t first to file the way they do in europe and in japan. to we really want to have a country like japan? look at their creative history. they rely on all of our

Dana Rohrabacher

0:57:44 to 0:58:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: ideas to perfect. in short, every promise that h.r. 1908 is anti-inventor. every provision weakens the rights of inventors and undermines one's ability to protect his or her invntion. the billionaires

Dana Rohrabacher

0:58:00 to 0:58:14( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: pushing this are pushing it to facilitate their theft of new innovation. yes, these guys are important to our economy, but the opposition to 1908 from the other sectors of our economy is deep

Dana Rohrabacher

0:58:14 to 0:58:25( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: and wide. many of the areas -- many of those quoted -- i would ask for one more minute. mr. diaz-balart: 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for 30 seconds. mr.

Dana Rohrabacher

0:58:25 to 0:58:34( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: rohrabacher: mr. berman having testified to these hearings are opposed to this bill, biotech, pharmaceuticals, small business, universities, are all adamantly against the bill. let us protect

Dana Rohrabacher

0:58:34 to 0:58:49( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: the little guy from foreign and domestic scavengers who would steal our country's newest ideas from the best and most creative minds from our country. i urge my colleagues to oppose this

Dana Rohrabacher

0:58:49 to 0:59:03( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: legislation and this rule. the speaker pro temporspe: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman -- the gentleman fr om vermont is recognized. s mr. welch: i continue to reserve. the speaker

Dana Rohrabacher

0:59:03 to 0:59:18( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. diaz battle art: it is my pleasure to yield four minutes to mr. manzullo. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. manzullo:

Lincoln Diaz-Balart

0:59:18 to 0:59:32( Edit History Discussion )

Lincoln Diaz-Balart: we hear the argument, let's fix it in conference. the last bill that passed, h.r. 1861 passed the house on march 4, 2004. the senate judiciary committee passed their bill, but never saw action

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