or part of this page is from "ELEMENTS OF FRASCA ROTARY ENGINE
© 1998 by Joseph F. Frasca
VIEW OF THE PTO.
It appears that "things
happen" in the US Patent
Office, (PTO) once a patent application is allowed by the examiner(s)
leaves the examining group.
It might be that the
of the PTO are just emulating the "high ethical and moral standards"
in the Commerce Department's top echelons, - [which are] illuminated
time to time in recent years by the news media.
Vested interests most
likely to be effected
detrimentally by substantial new inventions likely have a substantial
presence" at the Commerce Department.
If, in the days when
Edison, Bell etc., filed
for their industry founding patents, the candle manufactures, coal oil,
kerosene and natural gas suppliers et al, had as effective an influence
in the federal government as vested interests seem to have today, would
we be using electric lights today?
Would we even be using
A ludicrous questions?
I think not.
Not if you appreciate how
very tenuous and
chancy were the very first steps and choices made by many inventors
their backers) whose efforts have culminated in new industries.
Perhaps, the destruction
or "suppression" of
new technologies based on patents originated by private U.S. citizens
the resultant loss of new industries and the new jobs they would have
in the U.S. would diminish greatly, if the PTO where affiliated with
Department of Justice rather then the Department of Commerce.
Perhaps moving the PTO
facilities from the
Washington D.C. area, with its very high crime rate and even higher
of economic and political wheeler-dealers, to a more pristine region of
the country such as Arizona or New Mexico might greatly improve the
of the U.S. patent processes and therefore the country's economic
Located in the D.C. area,
the PTO is in competition
with various military, intelligence, and other government operations
with a multitude of industrial-military complex enterprises for the
available security resources and is likely at the bottom of the
barrel for those resources.
It wouldn't surprise
me to hear that one
or more members of D.C.'s nefarious espionage industry uses the PTO for
laboratory work in "An introductory course to industrial
for its new employee-trainees.
At a location in states
such as Arizona or
New Mexico, the PTO would be one of the region's largest enterprises
as such, it would likely have the very top priority for security, not
with the local federal constabulary but also with state and local
In the days of Edison
and Bell, poverty
and the reasonable opportunity to become wealthy through application of
their inventive skills were the major motivations behind many
Today, the PTO is run
like a big business and
the very fees charged for patent fillings, patent maintenance, etc. no
longer permit low income creative individuals this venue of expression
and economic reward.
But of course this is
A big business now, the
PTO will want to protect
its big business cronies.
After all, one hand
washes the other.
Or should it be, one hand
dirties the other?
Wouldn't want some poor
upstart to upstage
one of its big business cronies with a new technology now would it ?