Blood in the Water by Kip Azzoni Doyle with Scott Burr

Blood in the Water - Kip Azzoni Doyle and Scott Burr

Inventors and innovators are an interesting breed. They are unique and very much at the heart of America’s rise to the top following our War for Independence and the ratification of our U.S. Constitution. Our Founders knew what an impact these special people would have and specifically built the “exclusive Right” to their discoveries into Article I Section 8 Powers of Congress Clause 8.

For over two centuries, American inventors discovered and created some of the best products in the world. Yes, there were infringers but those who stole inventions from others were headed to court and, much more often than not, were found guilty and ended up paying the person who actually made the discovery anyway.

That all changed when BigTech and multi-national conglomerates lobbied their way into an infringer’s dream…with passage of the America Invents Act of 2011 and the creation of “the Patent Death Squad.”

Patent Death Squad

The administrative tribunal, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), has laid waste to independent inventors and innovative small businesses and startups. During the first decade of the AIA, the PTAB had invalidated (revoked) 84% of the patents they had reviewed. What is remarkable is that the PTAB reversed decisions made by highly trained Patent Examiners despite the fact that 60% of the Administrative Patent Judges – who are not real judges – have zero technical background or expertise.

Suffice to say that thousands of people and businesses have suffered greatly at the hands of the PTAB.

One independent inventor, Kip Azzoni Doyle, has escaped being taken to the PTAB. That does not mean, however, that she is not familiar with the proceedings and what has befallen her fellow “thinkerers” and innovators.

Kip Azzoni Doyle - inventor author racer

Kip is a writer, inventor [CardShark WalletSkin], adventurer, entrepreneur, gearHead, screenwriter, freelance journalist, content creator, car and bike racer, humanitarian and is mission-driven for veteran causes. Fed up with what has happened to our once mighty Patent System, she decided to write a book about not only her experiences but also those of many others.

The result of her note-taking and story extracting, as she calls it, is Blood In The Water: America’s Assault On Innovation, co-authored with Scott Burr.

In her owns words Kip says, “I’d like to think that everyone could learn a thing or two about how skewed the patent system has become…to actually understand the corrupting of the patent system in words and stories that they care to read and can understand. No legalese to drug you into LaLa land…I’m honored to do my best to bring their stories of loss and perseverance to the forefront.”

Along with many other troublesome activities occurring in America today, Blood in the Water brings to light what many Citizens know little about, even though the everyday items we use, and the devices that we play with and utilize for work, were brought to life by an inventor.

As Ayn Rand said, “An inventor is a man who asks ‘why?’ of the universe and lets nothing stand between the answer and his mind.” 

Next time you pick up an ice cream scoop (Alfred L. Cralle, inventor), use your dishwashing machine (Josephine Cochran), throw on your Kevlar vest (Stephanie Louise Kwolek), or use your telephone (Alexander Graham Bell) consider how much better the world is, particularly America, because of those thinkerers from all walks of life who invent, and who were, until the patent death squad, able to achieve the American Dream because of what they created.

Then go out an get a copy of Kip’s book, Blood In The Water: America’s Assault On Innovation

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D. R. Casselman Pens Epic Fantasy Adventure

road-to-andolan-front-with-butler-kudoA new author, D. R. Casselman, has burst on to the scene with an epic fantasy adventure requiring four volumes to tell. The series is Tales of Narda and the first installment is Book One: Road to Andolan.

This will not be a lengthy review, as I do not wish to publish any spoilers.

Suffice to say, in this first book there is ample action and adventure, coupled with a bit of mystery and the hint of a pending love story.

There are characters that you will love and some you will most likely despise as the main characters make their way to the land of Narda and, upon arrival, begin their quest to find three of the five missing Seeing Stones, about which you will discover more when you grab the book and start reading.

There are also a range of unusual creatures, some good, some bad, which seems only fair.

You will be taken to a whole new world to thoroughly enjoy.

Dragon Award-winning author D. J. Butler, said of this first book, “A strong start to a new series! The Tales of Narda are classical fantasy that will reawaken in you the same thrills you felt when you first encountered Tolkien’s Middle-Earth.”

And, I certainly agree with him, as I recall first reading The Hobbitt and The Lord of the Rings more years ago than I care to remember. Narda is a rich and imaginative world within your grasp. Do yourself a favor and visit the Tales of Narda website. Aside from being able to order the book, you can download some great free wallpaper.

I do have to note that the official publication date for Road to Andolan is October 20, 2020, the 65th anniversary of The Return of the King.

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Producer and Director Norm Novitsky Pens Novel

Two Faces of a PatriotNorm Novitsky, producer and director of the award-winning In Search of Liberty Constitution movie, has penned a novel titled Two Faces of a Patriot. Billed as a compelling novel for our time, it intertwines factual data and occurrences alongside fictional characters, new tech, action, adventure, politics and a bit of a love story with a time stretch into the near future.

Novitsky, the creator and principal author of the tale, and contributing author John Truman Wolfe (Mind Games), have served up a captivating story with roots based on a fictional account of real-life events that occurred at the turn of the century while being primarily set in the near future, at a time when paranoia, control and power have changed virtually everything in American society and where tensions have risen dramatically, calling for extreme measures to be taken in the name of freedom.

New York Times bestselling author David Farland (The Runelords), one of those who read a pre-publication edition, said, “It’s been a long time since 1984 came out. Every few years, though, someone comes up with some ideas that kind of play off of that, that show social engineering as it is going on today. This is one of those stories. It deals with a future in which social engineering is moving in such ways that it is impinging on human freedom. I recommend this book and give it five stars.”

While another reviewer, Air Force veteran and author Diann Thornley Read (The Sergey Chronicles), had this to say, “Using the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and extrapolating into the decades that follow, authors Norm Novitsky and John Truman Wolfe have written an important and powerful novel…one that should be read by every American who values the freedoms established by our Founding Fathers and the Constitution.”

Visit the Two Faces of a Patriot website for more information.

Two Faces of a Patriot

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Veterans Day 2019 – Thank you Vets

US_Armed_ForcesIn the United States there is a day honoring all of our veterans.

That day is today – Veterans Day.

A veteran is any person who has served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces and was discharged, left the service, under any conditions other than dishonorable.

The significance of this particular day is that it marked the end of World War I which formally ceased at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

Thus, 101 years ago, today.

A Congressional act, approved on May 13, 1938, declared November 11 to be a national holiday, stating that November 11 is “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day’.” The name was changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954.

Vets Day Honoring All Who ServedSo, thank you Veterans.

We are still the Land of the Free.

Because of the Brave, our Vets.

As a final note, for those who may not know, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the attributive form (no apostrophe) is used rather than the possessive case as the official spelling “because it is not a day that ‘belongs’ to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.”

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P.S. – And, yes, this post was published at 11:11am Eastern on 11-11-2019.