America, it seems, is filled with eager packs of "innovative" smartphone dogs all biting at the chomp for the chance to be "UNLEASHED" onto the free markets so they can "innovate", come up with the next GREAT American Discovery and surge onward and everwards against that forward revolving "Wheel of Progress" --but only of course, if we first rip all the enforcement teeth out of their chomping gums (see HR 3309).
From Obama's 2014 SOTU Speech:
"We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow. This is an edge America cannot surrender.
Federally-funded research helped lead to the ideas and inventions behind Google and smartphones."
"That’s why Congress should undo the damage done by last year’s cuts to basic research so we can unleash the next Great American Discovery – whether it’s vaccines that stay ahead of drug-resistant bacteria, or paper-thin material that’s stronger than [Reardon] steel. And let’s pass a PATENT REFORM bill (a.k.a. HR 3309)that allows our businesses [(fogetta bout our inventors)] to stay focused on INNOVATION, not costly, needless litigation.
Now, one of the biggest factors in bringing more jobs back is our commitment to American energy. The all-of-the-above energy strategy I announced a few years ago is working, and today, America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades. One of the reasons why is natural gas – if extracted safely, it [METHANE] is the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes Climate Change."
"Cory is here tonight. And like the Army he loves, like the America he serves, Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg never gives up, and he does not quit. My fellow Americans, men and women like Cory remind us that America has never come easy. Our freedom, our democracy, has never been easy. Sometimes we stumble; we make mistakes; we get frustrated or discouraged. But for more than two hundred years, we have put those things aside and placed our collective shoulder to the wheel of progress – to create and build and expand the possibilities of individual achievement; to free other nations from tyranny and fear; to promote justice, and fairness, and equality under the law, so that the words set to paper by our founders [**] are made real for every citizen [(even inventors --nah, not really)]. The America we want for our kids – a rising America where honest work is plentiful and communities are strong; where prosperity is widely shared and opportunity for all lets us go as far as our dreams and toil will take us"
(**Article I, Section 8:
The Congress shall have Power ...
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;