Horrid S 507 --Big $ Corporate Supporters

Corporate Dogs

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 inventors.

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:

Corporations

  • 3Com Corporation ($2+B)
  • 3M ($14+B)
  • Adaptec, Inc.
  • Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
  • Allied Signal Inc. ($13+B)
  • ALCOA --Aluminum Company of America ($13+B)
  • Amoco Corporation ($32+B)
  • AMP Incorporated
  • Analog Devices, Inc.
  • Apple Computer ($9+B)
  • AT&T ($74+B)
  • Baxter International Inc.
  • BASF Corporation
  • Becton, Dickinson & Co. ($2+B)
  • Boeing Company ($22+B)
  • Bridgestone/Firestone. Inc.
  • Caterpillar Inc. ($16+B)
  • Chrysler Corporation ($61+B)
  • The Clorox Company ($2+B)
  • Coca-Cola Company ($18+B)
  • Compaq Computer Corporation ($18+B)
  • Cooper Industries
  • 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)
  • EDS Corporation
  • FMC Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company ($146+B)
  • Foxboro Co.
  • General Electric Co. ($79+B)
  • General Motors Corp. ($168+B)
  • Harris Corporation
  • Henkel Corporation
  • Hewlett-Packard Company ($38+B)
  • Hoechst Celanese
  • IBM Corporation ($75+B)
  • Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
  • Intel Corporation ($20+B)
  • Intermedics, Inc.
  • Lam Research Corp.
  • Loctite Corp.
  • Lotus Development Corporation
  • Lucent Technologies Inc.
  • Mars, Incorporated
  • Maytag Corporation
  • McDonnell Douglas Corporation ($13+B)
  • Medtronic, Inc. ($2+B)
  • Merck & Co., Inc. ($19+B)
  • Microsoft Corporation ($8+B)
  • Motorola ($27+B)
  • National Semiconductor Corporation ($2+B)
  • Novell, Inc. ($1+B)
  • Optical Shields, Inc.
  • Oracle Corp. ($4+B)
  • Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc.
  • 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)
  • Rodel, Inc.
  • Rohm & Haas Company ($4+B)
  • Seagate Technology, Inc ($8+B)
  • Sulzermedica U.S.A., Inc.
  • Sun Microsystems, Inc. ($7+B)
  • Sybase Inc.
  • Technicolor Inc.
  • Texas Instruments Inc. ($11+B)
  • Union Carbide Corporation ($6+B)
  • Unisys Corporation ($6+B)
  • United Technologies Corp. ($23+B)
  • Warner-Lambert Company
  • Western Atlas Inc.
  • Westinghouse Electric Corp. ($9+B)
  • W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc.
  • Xerox Corporation ($19+B)
  • Xilinx, Inc.
  • Associations

  • 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
  • CompTIA
  • 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
  • revised 5/13/97

    Data Source: IPO



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