Horrid S 507 --Big $ Corporate
The IPO's Strong Arm Patent (SAP) Coalition list of corporate supporters
of S507 reads like a Who's Who of the worst predators on inventors,
including lawsuit documented infringers Ford, GE and Rockwell.
There is BIG money pushing this legislation. Why? To enable continued
theft of American technology, especially developed by small entity independent
Herb Walmsley, Executive Director of IPO, has posted on the internet
that "big money inventors are lobbying" against the bill. Oh
really? Let's look at the funding of Herb's Coalition members.
The below 1996 revenue figures are from the FORTUNE 500, all numbers
rounded DOWN. The fact: the combined revenue of these companies pushing
this bill far exceeds $1.2 TRILLION.
Coalition members include:
3Com Corporation ($2+B)
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
Allied Signal Inc. ($13+B)
ALCOA --Aluminum Company of America ($13+B)
Amoco Corporation ($32+B)
Analog Devices, Inc.
Apple Computer ($9+B)
Baxter International Inc.
Becton, Dickinson & Co. ($2+B)
Boeing Company ($22+B)
Caterpillar Inc. ($16+B)
Chrysler Corporation ($61+B)
The Clorox Company ($2+B)
Coca-Cola Company ($18+B)
Compaq Computer Corporation ($18+B)
Corning Incorporated ($4+B)
Deere & Co. ($11+B)
Dell Computer Corporation ($7+B)
Digital Equipment Corporation ($14+B)
Dow Chemical Co. ($20+B)
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. ($39+B)
Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman Kodak Co. ($15+B)
Ford Motor Company ($146+B)
General Electric Co. ($79+B)
General Motors Corp. ($168+B)
Hewlett-Packard Company ($38+B)
IBM Corporation ($75+B)
Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
Intel Corporation ($20+B)
Lam Research Corp.
Lotus Development Corporation
Lucent Technologies Inc.
McDonnell Douglas Corporation ($13+B)
Medtronic, Inc. ($2+B)
Merck & Co., Inc. ($19+B)
Microsoft Corporation ($8+B)
National Semiconductor Corporation ($2+B)
Novell, Inc. ($1+B)
Optical Shields, Inc.
Oracle Corp. ($4+B)
Phillips Petroleum Co. ($15+B)
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Polaroid Corp. ($2+B)
PPG Industries ($7+B)
Praxair, Inc. ($4+B)
Procter & Gamble ($35+B)
Reynolds Metal Company ($7+B)
Ribi ImmunoChem Research Inc.
Rockwell International Corp. ($14+B)
Rohm & Haas Company ($4+B)
Seagate Technology, Inc ($8+B)
Sulzermedica U.S.A., Inc.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. ($7+B)
Texas Instruments Inc. ($11+B)
Union Carbide Corporation ($6+B)
Unisys Corporation ($6+B)
United Technologies Corp. ($23+B)
Western Atlas Inc.
Westinghouse Electric Corp. ($9+B)
W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc.
Xerox Corporation ($19+B)
Aerospace Industries Association
American Automobile Manufacturers Association
American Electronics Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
AHAM - Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology
Biotechnology Industry Organization
The Business Council of New York State Inc.
Business Software Alliance
Chemical Manufacturers Association
Computer & Communications Industry Association
Electronic Industries Association
Indiana Manufacturers Association
Information Technology Association of America
Information Technology Industry Council
Institute for Interconnecting & Packaging Electronic Circuits
Intellectual Property Owners
Michigan Manufacturers Association
National Association of Manufacturers
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Semiconductor Equipment & Materials Int'l (SEMI)
Semiconductor Industry Association
Software Publishers Association
Data Source: IPO
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