"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. The FDA duplicated exactly what we were selling to industry and they were giving it away for free...instead of helping small business commercialize their product, what we are seeing is a dragon, in the name of the U.S. government that is eating their own young."
Hnatio's company isn't the only one now accusing our government of stealing patents. New Jersey technology company Demodulation has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the U.S. government, accusing it of taking his firm's research. The U.S. Army settled a case last month by paying $50 million to Apptricity, which claimed the government took some of its software, which tracks military equipment from MRE's to troops, without paying for it.
We will talk with John Hnatio today at 5:08 to see what it's like to be in a battle with the Federal Government over your business.