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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Our Continuing Loss of Rights

During no other time in the history of the United States have we seen such blatant disruption, some would say cancellation, of our unalienable rights than during 2020, all under the guise of protecting one another from a virus.

Being ordered to stay at home without probable cause. Ordered to wear masks and social distance, again without probable cause. Not being allowed to gather in worship at our churches. Unable to assemble in unity at a park or in a home (unless deemed a ‘peaceful protest’ – that often times included violence). Unable to provide for our families as businesses not deemed ‘essential’ were forced to close. Etc. Etc.

And although there have been cases brought before justices and the outcomes have all declared that many Executive Orders and mandates issued by governors and mayors were deemed unconstitutional, they continued to be issued.

US PatentHowever, there is another right, one actually granted by our precious U.S. Constitution that provided for the forward progress of our nation by ensuring that inventors and innovators would be able to reap the harvest of their ingenuity and labor.

Article I Section 8 charged Congress: “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”

This idea was so important to our Founders to ensure our nation’s advancement and freedom that The Patent Act of 1790 was signed into Law on April 10 by our first president, George Washington, within months after assuming office.

Just how important was this idea to our young nation?

The first Patent board members included none other than Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of our Declaration of Independence and the Secretary of State at the time, along Attorney General Edmund Randolph and Secretary of War Henry Knox.

1st US PatentThe very first patent, number X000001, was issued to Samuel Hopkins for the “improvement in the making of pot ash and pearl ash” on July 31.

Life for inventors continued fairly well after that. There was a process established to stop others from capitalizing on your issued Patent and even, at times, to receive recompense for their act of piracy.

Unfortunately, this right has been eroded, at times dismissed, over the years.

Perhaps the most devastating erosion and perversion of Article I Section 8 and The Patent Act of 1790 has been the so-called America Invents Act of 2011, where the Patent Trial and Appeal Board was thereby established within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The result?

This administrative tribunal has “cancelled” previously approved and issued patents and, essentially, destroyed the lives and livelihoods of thousands of inventors through their actions.

Deep-pocket corporations have raped and pillaged individuals of their Patent rights and, in most cases, gotten away with it because the vast majority of people do not have the financial wherewithal to take the perpetrators to a federal court, which may cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

One organization is working relentlessly to reverse the trend of callous disregard and the  elimination of Patent protection for Joe and Mary America – US Inventor. The group was established to: “teach, promote, and defend the invention process and business methods involved in developing an idea, making a profit, and changing lives.”

US Inventor was behind the introduction of a major bi-partisan piece of legislation, The Inventor Rights Act of 2019 (H. R. 5478), that will, if passed, restore long-held patent protections for inventors, as well as mitigate various laws, regulations, and judicial decisions that have curtailed and diminished inventor protection.

As the Father of our U.S. Constitution and fourth president, James Madison, warned, “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

Americans who cherish their unalienable and constitutionally guaranteed rights must continually fight back – against corrupt politicians, Big Tech, multi-national conglomerates, and others that work to limit, inhibit, or otherwise strip We the People of our liberty and freedom.

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Constitution Day 2020

Constitution Day 2020This year has been one for the books, a year where our Constitutionally guaranteed rights have been neglected, abused and even taken away.

Here we will take a closer look at violations of our “Supreme Law of the Land.”

There have been certain states and cities where the issued orders and mandates border on, or cross over into, draconian and tyrannical rule – the precise actions our Founders fought against, and the very reasons they created our U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights to ensure protection exists.

Three of the worst have been California, New York and Pennsylvania. But, rest assured, there are others.

Here is the bottom line of our “Unconstitutional 2020” …

1. Limiting the size of gatherings and congregations violate the right to peaceably assemble, guaranteed in our 1st Amendment.

2. Ordering Citizens to stay home and closing “non-essential” businesses violates due process, as guaranteed in our 14th Amendment.

3. And, closing of these businesses also violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

Peaceably to Assemble - ChicagoNot to mention that there are elected officials who condone and/or encourage, and do not put an end to, the riots, looting and personal harm, injury and senseless murder. Their inaction, condoning or encouraging such violates their own Oath of Office to “support and defend” our U.S. Constitution, specifically Article I Section 8 where it is up to them to “suppress Insurrections.”

That same Article charges Congress to provide for the “general welfare” of America. And, to be clear, welfare in our U.S. Constitution does not mean providing money to people … it means, “Exemption from misfortune, sickness, calamity or evil; the enjoyment of health and the common blessings of life; prosperity; happiness; applied to persons” (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary of the English Language).

Their callous, lax attitude in the face of the violent protests is cause for them to be expelled. As per our laws. Period.

Federal law, specifically 18 United States Code 1918, provides the penalties for violation of the Oath of Office described in 5 U.S.C. 7311 and specifically includes: (1) removal from office and; (2) confinement or a fine.

At least there appears to be a light at the end of this seemingly endless, dark tunnel.

Recently, a Federal Judge ruled in favor of businesses, four counties, as well as some state legislators, against the rules and orders set down by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe during this Covid-19 period, basically citing 1 through 3 above.

And, Attorney General William Barr has informed state and local prosecutors that they can bring charges of sedition against violent protestors.

Scale of 1 to 1984 - George WashingtonAll Americans should be very concerned where are civil liberties are not only put at risk, but are taken away.

However, there are many Citizens who do not know what their rights are, that they are unalienable (cannot be given away or taken away).

It is up to We the People to ensure that our Liberty stays put.

As principal author of our Declaration of Independence and third president Thomas Jefferson said, “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”

Know your rights … only then can you protect your rights.

Make Constitution Day 2020 the day you commit to see to it that all of your family members and friends are educated about our U.S. Constitution.

One place to start is by watching the award-winning In Search of Liberty Constitution movie. It is a great refresher or educational tool about our freedom, our rights, our liberty. Following the movie, check out the more in-depth study offered by Building Blocks for Liberty in their three-hour Constitution Boot Camp Streaming Home Edition or consider Constitutional attorney KrisAnne Hall’s online Liberty First University.

As well, IC Liberty Films has several free informational resources, including essays and books, to assist everyone in this worthwhile endeavor.

The below are free PDF eBook downloads. Click on the title and the PDF will appear in a new window and can then be saved to your device.

Common Sense 2020: Understanding Today’s Political Environment

Our Founding Fathers on our Republic, Freedom & Governance

The Handbook for We the People

The People’s Guide to the United States Constitution

God Bless America!

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The right of citizens of the United States to vote

Right to voteOur United States Constitution very specifically states in three different places that Citizens have the right to vote in elections. Not illegal immigrants. Not people from other countries.

Citizens. Period.

Below is the exact wording for each of the three amendments addressing the right to vote.

Amendment XV

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude–

Amendment XIX

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Amendment XXIV

The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

Note that each of the three begin with the words, The right of citizens of the United States to vote.

Thus, it becomes very clear that any elected official who has sworn an Oath of Office to “support and defend the Constitution” and who openly supports, including not taking action to stop illegals from being registered to vote and/or actually voting, is violating their Oath and should be immediately removed from office.

Federal law, namely 18 United States Code 1918, provides the penalties for violation of the Oath of Office described in 5 U.S.C. 7311 and specifically includes: (1) removal from office and; (2) confinement or a fine.

This Patriot likes removal, confinement AND a fine. And no pension benefits.

It is anyone’s guess at this point how many vacant seats we would have in Congress right now IF this law were enforced.

The bigger picture, however, begs the question, WHY is it not enforced?

Capitol Hill B&G ClubAt the Capitol Hill Boys and Girls Club, those individuals who have been elected to represent us, are, instead, mostly (not all) living a fairly lavish lifestyle, courtesy of the American Taxpayer. And why would they bring such a wonderful thing to an end by supporting and defending the “Supreme Law of the Land.”

Factually, there is another Federal Law that hundreds of local, state and national elected representatives are violating, calling for time in jail. Many persons who are violating their Oath are also violating this specific law.

Title 8. United States Code Section 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii) makes it an offense for any person who — knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation.

We have “Sanctuary” areas all across the United States where illegal immigrants are concealed and are harbored and are shielded in direct violation of that Code.

The penalty for those persons who harbor or conceal an illegal immigrant (as in Sanctuary cities, counties and states), or who shield them from detection by agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is five years in prison.

Founder Alexander Hamilton said, “A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.”

When illegal immigrants can obtain licenses to drive, a requisite to obtaining a voter ID card, and when it has been proven that they have been voting, our freedom is being taken away.

Make no mistake.

If illegals can (and do) vote and cast their ballots for those who will allow them to stay in our beautiful country, and live off of we taxpayers, we are at risk.

And a big reason is that We the People have have been complacent. We have not demanded and ensured that elected representatives abide by their solemn Oath.

Several freedoms are now limited or facing all-out extinction, including freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, to name a few.

And though I do not like my cousin Patrick Henry using the word “rulers” in this next quote, that is the time they lived in, that is what had been done throughout most of the world, people were governed by power-hungry rulers, monarchs, tyrants.

Henry said, “The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”

Transactions such as over 260 workplace harassment lawsuits (including sexual abuse) against members of Congress have been hidden behind the “Congressional Accountability Act of 1995” that has paid out over $17 million in taxpayer funds as hush money to keep accusers quiet. No public records exist. That is pretty concealed. That is criminal.

And there are many more abuses by members of Congress of their positions, given to them with trust by We the People, which they violate, day after day, costing We the Taxpayer billions upon billions of dollars, which includes, of course, providing financial assistance and aid to illegal immigrants.

Remember November ConstitutionIt is time to round up these people violating their Oath of Office and throw them out. En masse, if need be. To send a message that We the People will not stand for it anymore.

Founder and third president Thomas Jefferson summed it up quite nicely, when he said, “Our legislators are not sufficiently apprized of the rightful limits of their power; that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us.”

And, if our Justice Department cannot or will not do it, We the People can. And must.

At the voting booth.

Find and vote only for those individuals who have proven by their actions that they do, in fact, support and defend our mighty U.S. Constitution.

Make the Constitution Great Again!

Remember in November!

Over For Now.

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