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The Patent Scam (2017)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 15 August 2017 (USA)
The corruption runs deeper than you'd ever think. A multi-billion dollar industry you've never heard of. This is the world Patent Trolls thrive in: created for them by the U.S. Patent system.

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Austin Meyer

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Austin Meyer
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Credited cast:
Austin Meyer Austin Meyer ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Adams Phil Adams ... 1920s Patent Examiner
Peter Braxton Peter Braxton ... Himself
Bill Chastain Bill Chastain ... Himself
Lee Cheng Lee Cheng ... Himself
Colleen Chien Colleen Chien ... Herself
Drew Curtis Drew Curtis ... Himself
Kate Doerkson Kate Doerkson ... Herself
Bob Goodlatte Bob Goodlatte ... Himself
Alex Haro Alex Haro ... Himself
Marlon Healey Marlon Healey ... 1920s Shoeshine Boy
Van Lindberg Van Lindberg ... Himself
Todd A. Moore Todd A. Moore ... Himself (as Todd Moore)
Daniel Nazer Daniel Nazer ... Himself
Raymond Niro Raymond Niro ... Himself
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"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. Written by Austin Meyer

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15 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Very enlightening documentary, a good watch and well made
29 November 2017 | by malacite-98560See all my reviews

This I found to be a really good amateur documentary. It highlights the problems of the capitalist system very clearly. Lawyers and the legal system squeezing money from normal businesses trying to create new innovative products that ultimately help society. A must watch for everyone!


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