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Small businesses claim U.S.
government stealing their ideas

Fox News, by Eric Shawn*

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/16/2013 9:33:34 PM

"They stole all my stuff and used taxpayer money to do it," John Hnatio, a Maryland small business owner, says of the U.S. government. Hnatio claims the government has put his company, FoodquestTQ, nearly out of business by stealing his firm´s software that was designed to be licensed to the Food and Drug Administration to monitor food safety. The FDA "took our ideas, plagiarized my doctoral dissertation on which a patent was based, and then they infringed on our patent. The result was that it decimated our business," he adds. Hnatio says his company has been left hanging by a

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr smart, 12/16/2013 9:46:15 PM     (No. 9656675)

When they can listen to your phone calls how can a business work on anything new that they are developing. So now everything must be behind closed doors person to person.
We now know that the camera on your pc and phone can be turned on without you knowing
so lots of people cover up the camera but
that does not stop someone from listening to
you and that may be worth far more than seeing you.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 12/16/2013 9:58:38 PM     (No. 9656691)

I thought this was going to be a story about how it is *legal* for the government to violate copyrights and some other protections, but I didn´t see that mentioned.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/16/2013 10:45:54 PM     (No. 9656726)

This is done all the time via RFIs (Requests For Information). The government agency essentially gets free design consulting by claiming it wants to get ideas for solving certain problems, intimating that they will follow up with an RFP (Request For Proposal). But often, that RFP doesn´t get released and the agency takes the design and builds it themselves. Legalized theft.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/16/2013 10:46:03 PM     (No. 9656727)

We are in a fascist state.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 12/17/2013 12:39:19 AM     (No. 9656771)

...if you build it, "they" will steal it...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno, 12/17/2013 7:12:52 AM     (No. 9656890)

Like this administration has had any morals, scruples or a code of ethics anywhere else?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Poobah, 12/17/2013 7:14:14 AM     (No. 9656896)

A fish rots from the head down.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: guybee, 12/17/2013 7:21:05 AM     (No. 9656902)

They did the same with us. We had a patent and applied to the government for a license. They took the info and gave it to a competitor and licensed them.

The Federal Government and the bureaucrats are as crooked as the come when it is all about money and control.

They need to be dismantled. READ what The Declaration of Independence said - "that whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it and to institute new Government, lying it foundation o such principles and organizing it powers in much form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and Happiness.

Sound Familiar?????

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Reply 9 - Posted by: M2, 12/17/2013 7:28:19 AM     (No. 9656912)

This kind of action on the part of our government furthers the Marxist goals of confiscating private property, whether intellectual or real private property.

I was wondering what was going on with the patent office a few months back. This could be the answer. Your creative work is no longer yours.

What could be more abusive? And how many tyrannical moves does this administration have to make against the American people before its own Party rises up and says, "This is wrong"?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lasvegaslou, 12/17/2013 7:51:31 AM     (No. 9656941)

If any of you are under the illusion that you are a free person living in a free country, get over it because you are not free and you do not live in a free country - and I can prove it.

Any place, any country where your very thoughts can be a crime if the Government says they are is a totalitarian state. It´s even worse than that; think about it for a minute. Its not just that your thoughts can be a crime, it´s what the Government THINKS your thoughts may be that can be a crime. That, my friends, is beyond Orwellian. I can´t think of an adequate word to describe it.

We are under surveillance 24 hours a day, your local police department now has stealth helicopters, armored military vehicles and look-through infrared radar that can watch you inside your own home. The Department of Homeland Security just bought enough 9mm hollow-point ammunition to give them 5 bullets each for every man, woman and child in the USA. And on and on and on.

I don´t think that what I just described is a free country.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: uno, 12/17/2013 7:54:22 AM     (No. 9656945)

We are now free to make money for the State...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 12/17/2013 8:20:03 AM     (No. 9656978)

Its time to pay attention to those old WWII movies on TCM about people living under Nazi occupation. How did underground resistance groups work? How do you hide-in-plain-sight? How do you survive while civilization breaks apart?

Or perhaps its time for Atlas to shrug. Ayn Rand laid out various strategies for not allowing one´s creative thinking and production of goods to be part of the cycle of moochers and takers and victims. She also identified the key to fighting and stopping communists. They crave the consent of their victims and withholding it destroys their false "self esteem" and their world view crumbles. Resist.

Who is John Galt?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Newtsche, 12/17/2013 8:32:23 AM     (No. 9656999)

Egg, meet omelet.
C´mon, man, where´s your "greater good" spirit?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/17/2013 9:06:32 AM     (No. 9657053)

Such a simple answer for this wronged innovator. REALLY simple ! Take new programs to any one of the many libertarian free market Start Up Venture Capitalists
In Silicon Valley and San Francisco. ........World Headquarters for start ups innovators like the small businessman in this article. Silicon start USPS are very government interference free. It´s a fabulous environment free of government theft and dictatorship.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TennDon, 12/17/2013 10:02:58 AM     (No. 9657148)

Troll on Isle 13.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 12/17/2013 10:30:56 AM     (No. 9657189)

All your designs are belong to us.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/17/2013 11:21:02 AM     (No. 9657300)

Now News

Ref. Catherine Austin Fitts

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Reply 18 - Posted by: 4justice, 12/17/2013 11:34:23 AM     (No. 9657326)

#14, how do u find those guys?? I live here and have no clue. My roommate is a two-time patented inventor and has some ideas he wants to make happen. One idea, which he´ll never do is just the kind of thing government would take from him.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 12/17/2013 12:43:56 PM     (No. 9657428)

Most of those great ´Silicon Valley´ entrepreneurs GAVE, not sold, their souls to 0bama, and give millions to advance 0bama´s agenda.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 12/17/2013 3:44:33 PM     (No. 9657661)

"You didn´t build that!"

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Reply 21 - Posted by: pwb, 12/17/2013 3:50:01 PM     (No. 9657670)

Other then doing opposition dirt research work for Obama and the Democrats, what else did you think that the NSA were doing but passing the information on to his buddies. You know the same ones that he gave millions of tax money to for projects they knew would not fly but it was a great way to get money for his buddies.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: L1A1SLR, 12/17/2013 6:56:48 PM     (No. 9657853)

#15, #13´s been here for years. That post was pure sarcasm.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: gem1400, 12/17/2013 7:36:04 PM     (No. 9657890)

Once worked for a fairly large corporation who was in competition with one other company for a particular product. The government liked our product, but not our price. So they gave the competitor our confidential designs and patents to produce at a cost they liked better. Took 15 years to get 30 million in damages back from USam.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Shucky, 12/17/2013 8:38:59 PM     (No. 9657930)

Dictator Obama and his army of fascistic bureaucrat minions and waging a war to put the American people under the heal of their totalitarian jackboot. The wheels of justice grind slowly but they will grind exceedingly fine.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 12/17/2013 9:37:11 PM     (No. 9657987)

Folks:

The Obama Administration is the most flagrant violator simply because Stinky gets off pissing off the entrepreneurs. He takes grate joy is letting every one know he is the SOB who is killing their business.

But this type of theft has been going on for decades. Our Congress and the Feds have been out of control for decades.

Now we want to blame one Administration? This is the work of both Congress and the Administrative branches of our Government. Both the GOP and the Rats are behind these thefts.

We truly need to neuter this potus and a major purging of our Government in 2014.

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