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Manufacturing Letter on Patent Reform to President Obama.

Posted in Practice Commentary by Jake Ward on February 15, 2009

A joint  letter from 135 U.S. manufacturers to President Obama, dated February 10, 2009,  has been circulating the patent blogosphere recently.   In the letter, the manufacturers caution against drastic changes to U.S. patent law, such as reducing penalties for patent infringement, which they believe will discourage innovation and result in reduced investment and lost jobs in our country.  The letter encourages only those legislative changes that would benefit the broad spectrum of patent stakeholders (alluding to the fact that changes to patent infringement penalties were primarily supported by high-tech companies, and few others).  A copy of the letter may be found here.  

The following list of companies signed on to the above-mentioned letter.

The 3D Source, Inc., Westbury, New York
AbTech Industries, Scottsdale, Arizona
Acclarent, Inc., Menlo Park, California
Acorn Cardiovascular, St. Paul, Minnesota
Adhezion Biomedical, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Adriot Medical Systems, Inc., Loudon, Tennessee
Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
AEgis Technologies Group, Huntsville, Alabama
Aero Marine Co., Port Townsend, Washington
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania
American Broadhead Company Inc., Gonic, New Hampshire
Amidex, Inc., Lakewood, Colorado
AngioDynamics, Queensbury, New York
Animas, West Chester, Pennsylvania
APJeT, Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico
Applied Technology Associates, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Aspiration Innovation, Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado
Asthmatx, Inc., Sunnyvale, California
BAE Industries, Inc., Auburn Hills, Michigan
Big Horn Valve, Inc., Sheridan, Wyoming
Biosense Webster, Diamond Bar, California
Brainstorm, LLC, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Calibra, Redwood City, California
Carbylan Biosurgery, Palo Alto, California
Cargill, Minneapolis, Minnesota
CHA Corporation, Laramie, Wyoming
CIC Photonics, Inc, Albuquerque, New Mexico
CLRS Technology, Costa Mesa, California
Columbia Medical, Santa Fe Springs, California
Contrast Optical Design and Engineering, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico
Corning Incorporated, Corning, New York
Crystal Clear Technologies, Inc., Menlo Park, California
Cummins Inc, Columbus, Indiana
Cummins-Allison, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
CVI Melles Griot, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Cyberonics, Houston, Texas
Dallas Optical Systems, Inc, Rockwall, Texas
DePuy Orthopedics, Warsaw, Indiana
DePuy Spine, Raynham, Massachusetts
DexCom, Inc., San Diego, California
Diamond Antenna and Microwave Corporation, Littleton, Massachusetts
Diamond-Roltran, Littleton, Massachusetts
Dolby Laboratories, San Francisco, California
Dow Corning, Midland, Michigan
Dynamet Technology, Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts
DuPont, Wilmington, Delaware
DxTech LLC, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Dynatronics, Salt Lake City, Utah
Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California
ElectroChem, Inc, Woburn, Massachusetts
Eleme Medical, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Element One, Boulder, Colorado
Energized Glass LLC, Fort Collins, Colorado
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, Ohio
ExploraMed Development, LLC, Redwood City, California
Exxon Mobil Corporation, Irving, Texas
FarSounder, Inc., Warwick, Rhode Island
The Foundry, Inc., Menlo Park, California
Front Range Oil and Gas, LLC, Windsor, Colorado
Gen-Probe, San Diego, California
Headwall Photonics, Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Heritage Woods, Inc., Alto, Michigan
High Peaks Materials, LLC, Commerce City, Colorado
Hill-Rom, Inc., Batesville, Indiana
Hunt Control Systems, Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado
Inovadeas, Fort Collins, Colorado
Insightful Products, Scarborough, Maine
InstruTech, Inc., Longmont, Colorado
InSync, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico
Interrad Medical, Inc., Plymouth, Minnesota
Irwin Research & Development, Yakima, Washington
Keeton Industries, Wellington, Colorado
Kinetic Concepts, Inc., San Antonio, Texas
Kyzen Corporation, Nashville, Tennessee
LandNet, Inc., Loveland, Colorado
Lappintech LLC, Douglas, Wyoming
Laser Light Engines, Salem, New Hampshire
Lateral Reservoir Stimulation, Fort Collins, Colorado
Liberty Research Co., Inc., Gonic, New Hampshire
Life Technologies, Foster City, California
LogicMark, Fairfax Station, Virginia
Look Dynamics, Inc., Longmont, Colorado
Manufacturing Alliance on Patent Policy (MAPP)
Mar-Bel Associates, Naples, Florida
Masimo, Irvine, California
Materials Systems Inc., Littleton, Massachusetts
McCarter Technology, Inc., La Porte, Texas
Meadowlark Optics, Frederick, Colorado
Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA)
MedRad, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
MicroCube, Fremont, California
Milliken & Company, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri
Nanosys, Inc., Palo Alto, California
NeoVista Inc., Fremont, California
Neuronetics, Inc., Malvern, Pennsylvania
NuVasive, Inc., San Diego, California
Optical Research Associates, Westborough, Massachusetts
OtterBox, Fort Collins, Colorado
Q-Med Scandinavia, Inc., Princeton, New Jersey
Parts on Demand, Louisville, Colorado
PE Fusion, LLC, Gillette, Wyoming
PepsiCo, Purchase, New York
Physical Sciences, Inc., Andover, Massachusetts
Pomoco, LLC, Centennial, Colorado
PopPack LLC, San Francisco, California
Rearden, San Francisco, California
S&C Electric Company, Chicago, Illinois
Scientific Solutions, Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire
Sculptured Homes, LLC, Birmingham, Michigan
Snaptron, Windsor, Colorado
SoftRay, Inc., Laramie, Wyoming
SO Sound Solutions, Louisville, Colorado
StaticOff LLC, South Portland, Maine
Syngenta, Golden Valley, Minnesota
Tegracore LLC, Fort Collins, Colorado
Terra Moya Aqua, Inc., Cheyenne, Wyoming
Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas
Tranex Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado
TRS, Inc., Boulder, Colorado
TruTouch Technologies, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Unicover Corporation, Cheyenne, Wyoming
United Technologies, Hartford, Connecticut
Unitron, Dallas, Texas
Vail Metal Systems, LLC, Edwards, Colorado
Value Plastics, Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado
VentureAdAstra, Anchorage, Alaska
Vibrynt, Inc., Redwood City, California
Walker Manufacturing Company, Fort Collins, Colorado
Wellington Operating Company, Wellington, Colorado
Wellington Water Works, Wellington, Colorado
WildBlue Communications, Inc., Greenwood Village, Colorado
Wolf Robotics, Fort Collins, Colorado
Wyoming Silicon, LLC, Sheridan, Wyoming
Zimmer Inc, Warsaw, Indiana

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