We spoke with Dr John Hnatio from Food Quest TQ about his claim that the Federal Government stole his patent and is putting him out of business. We mentioned 4 other lawsuits the government has either recently settled or is still in court over for the same thing. John mentioned in the interview a website for small business owners, but what he emailed us was a link to this video that he wants you to watch.
"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.
3:05 Budget deal in the Senate will come up today. Are you for or against it?
3:35 Mayor Michael Bishop will join us to talk about the penny tax in Lexington.
4:05 Interview State Rep Bill Taylor regarding his Convention of States proposal that he says will restore the proper power balance between DC and the states.
4:35 The NSA is unconstitutional and scary..
5:05 Small business owners worst nightmare is coming true. http://www.wvoc.com/pages/Rush.html?article=11914308
5:35 Noelle Wynn from http://www.americanloveaffaironline.com/ will visit with us.
We were visited today by the SC Secretary of State Mark Hammond who talked about his Scrooges and Angels list. You can see the top 10 and worst 10 charities here.
3:05 Do you feel better about the NSA after their PR piece on 60 Minutes last night?
3:35 The Lexington Penny tax is coming...do they want to be Richland county? Do they need the money?
4:05 SC Sec of State Mark Hammond will join us to talk about what charities are safe to give to this holiday season.
4:35Paul Ryan wants us to like the new budget deal.
5:05 Do you feel better about the NSA after their PR piece on 60 Minutes last night? http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nsa-speaks-out-on-snowden-spying/
5:35 Who is the GOP favorite for the next race for president?