Patent Reform, the Remix: Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land”

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Today, CongressDaily’s TechDailyDose Blog broke news that the House Republican High-Tech Working Group wrote a letter to House Speaker Pelosi in support of U.S. Patent Reform. In the letter, the Group, tasked to address  post-internet bubble bust of the IT/telecommunications industry, ask for systemic change in the intellectual property system. Indeed, when the Group was created in 2005, systemic patent reform “especially for one industry” was one of its stated legislative priorities:

“Patent Reform – We will work to modernize the patent system so that companies have incentives to produce new and high-quality patents, and that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides effective turnaround especially for an industry [emphasis added] that has rapidly changing technology and innovations.”

Note: The U.S. intellectual property system is made of sophisticated laws and regulations that have produced the most innovative country in history, across all industries.

It governs every inventor, small and big alike:

“This ip system is your patent system, this ip system is my ip system
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This ip system was made for you and me.

“As I went walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway
I saw below me that golden valley
This ip system was made for you and me.

“I roamed and I rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
While all around me a voice was sounding
Saying this ip system was made for you and me.

“When the sun came shining, and I was strolling
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
A voice was chanting, As the fog was lifting,
This ip system was made for you and me.

“This ip system is your ip system, this ip system is my ip system
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This ip system was made for you and me.”

(Original lyrics at Wikipedia)

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