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In regards to "Utahn blasts Hatch bill that would overhaul U.S. patent system - Issue pitting big firms against small inventors," I strongly urge people to closely listen to what Cordell Lundahl has to say about SB507.

Sen. Orrin Hatch has been seriously misled by the proponents of this bill. Hatch is aiding and abetting those companies who would undermine our economic system for their own short-term benefitThe bill would make patents worthless for all but the biggest companies. Proponents of the bill include the 21st Century Patent Coalition whose membership list reads like a Who's Who of the worst predators on America's inventors and the businesses those inventors start. SB507 will allow predatory large companies to export American inventions along with the jobs those inventions produce for their own profit.

Thousands of inventors like Cordell Lundahl create jobs and prosperity for their communities while the companies promoting SB507 are the same companies who export jobs.

When they tell you that SB507 is good for the American people, ask them why a few dozen Nobel laureates, most of the living National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees and many thousands of America's top inventors have violently opposed this bill.

Ronald J. Riley

President, Professional Inventors Alliance

Washington, D.C.