Watch: The Patent Scam 2017 123movies, Full Movie Online – “The Patent Scam” highlights the many challenges frivolous patent litigation poses for business owners and entrepreneurs, juxtaposing their stories of struggle against interviews with lawyers and patent trolls who are benefiting from these loopholes in our patent system. Non-practicing entities (NPEs) purchase vague, low quality patents – many of which should never have been granted in the first place – to claim ownership of commonly-used ideas or business methods such as searching for something using a computer. Non Practicing Entities (NPE), also known as “patent trolls,” use these patents to threaten litigation against businesses, particularly small and medium sized businesses they know will not have the funding to endure a lengthy legal battle. Ultimately, the film asks Congress to act to protect America’s entrepreneurs from this drain on innovation..
Plot: The corruption runs deeper than you’d ever imagine. A multi-billion dollar industry you’ve never heard of. This is the world Patent Trolls thrive in: A world created for them by our own U. S. Patent system. You can be sued for clicking on a hyperlink, using your own scanner, or sharing your Wi-Fi! It sounds insane, but the reality is even crazier. Patent Trolls look for obvious ideas, patent them, and then sue anyone they claim is infringing on their idea. People’s lives and businesses are being destroyed.. and they have no way out. “The Patent Scam” exposes the underbelly of this system, and the people that commit this practice.
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A must see
The corrupt lawyers father/son tag team in East Texas has taken the American Dream and turned it into a nightmare.
Good job for a low budget docu
Ignore the 1-star review. Although it’s now 2021 (Harry Reid retired in 2015) and many states have passed legislation as well as Congress, the patent scam continues. The one-star reviewer sounds to me like the patent troll lawyer interviewed toward the end of the film who demanded “names and addresses” of any business or business owner who was driven out of business, completely ignoring the NDA that they are almost always forced to sign barring them from talking about the terms at all.
The fact of the matter is that in East Texas at the time of filming this movie, there were two father-son teams where the fathers were judges and the sons were lawyers who brought patent infringement suits for ridiculous patents held by themselves in layers of shell companies ostensibly located in vacant office buildings just steps from the courthouse. This is corruption, American style. Period. It’s well cloaked in the appearance of legal legitimacy, but it’s corruption nonetheless.
One-star reviewer attempts to differentiate between a patent being filed initially in 2001 vs. 2010 on a METHOD, not a technology. This person misses the point entirely, and likely purposely so. The patent in question was not for a device or technology but a method and vague idea of a phone that could also send and display video. This was already being conceived by numerous companies that would actually end up bringing the technology to the public, but the patent was held by a non-practicing entity, some rando dude in Japan for the express purpose of making money by suing companies for patent infringement.
One-star reviewer clearly has a vested interest in this topic and likely a conflicted one at that, given that there are 9 more stars with which to provide a rating. One-star smacks of an attempt to artificially drive down the overall rating rather than a good faith review with legitimate criticisms.
Although this film is now almost 4 years old, it is recommended viewing for those wishing to learn how corruption not only works, but is legitimized in the USA. 9/10 for an excellent effort by a first-time filmmaker.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min)
Director Austin Meyer
Writer Austin Meyer
Actors Austin Meyer, Phil Adams, Peter Braxton
Country United States
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