Page 2 - qt edition #39 SEPTEMBER 28, 2023
P. 2

PAGE 2                                                     THE QUEENS TIMES                            THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2023

            Park Side Restaurant                                         The Supreme Court Has Weakened U.S. Patents,
                                                                                            And Congress Must Act

          Queens’Finest Italian Restaurant                            (Continued from page 1)   medical breakthroughs -- break-       Crucially, the bill also aligns
                                                                                                throughs protected by patents  the U.S. patent system with in-
                                                                   why European biotech companies  that can be licensed or sold. Yet  ternational standards, enabling
                                                                   were producing and cheaply dis-  absent robust patent protection,  American inventors to compete
                                                                   tributing reliable at-home Covid  potential life sciences investors  on a level playing field. In a
                                                                   tests during the first year of the  can’t expect a return, and in that  world where the competition for
                                                                   pandemic, while Americans were  case, they take their investment  innovative technologies is ever-
                                                                   stuck waiting for days for PCR  dollars elsewhere.        increasing, the United States can’t
                                                                   tests that had to be sent to central-       Fortunately, Congress seems  afford to fall farther behind.
                                                                   ized labs. In Europe, diagnostic  to recognize the damage these       The bill also levels the playing
                                                                   tests remain patentable.     Supreme Court rulings have  field for inventors and small busi-
                                                                        Other decisions, such as Bilski  wrought -- and lawmakers are  nesses, enabling them to compete
                                                                   v. Kappos (2010), Association for  now poised to correct the justices’  with larger corporations that have
                                                                   Molecular Pathology v. Myriad  mistakes.                  more resources to navigate and
                                                                   Genetics (2013), and Alice Corp.       To restore strength to America’s  manipulate the current patent
                                                                   v. CLS Bank International (2014),  patent system and promote inno-  system.
          About Park Side Restaurant - An Italian Landmark in the heart of Corona,   have raised similar uncertainty  vation, Congress is contemplating       Americans’ health, economic
          Queens, Park Side Restaurant is truly a destination that is worth the trip.   around patents. Inventors won-  reforms to Section 101 of U.S.  prosperity, and even national
          After one visit, you will be sure to be back again and again for one the   dered: Are our creations patent-  patent law, which governs what  security depend on regaining an
          city’s Best Italian restaurants. Bring your appetite and enjoy authentic   eligible, and if they are, will the  sort of products and processes  edge over rival nations in critical
          and always delicious dishes using the freshest ingredients and attention to   patent count for anything?  are eligible for patent protection.  fields. Supreme Court rulings
          detail served by our professional staff. Park Side is also happy to host your        When inventors cannot capi-  The proposed legislation, spear-  have derailed our technological
          next function with our private dining area and flexible banquet packages.  talize on their inventions, they  headed by Senators Chris Coons  leadership. Senators Coons’ and
                                                                   cannot recruit investors, and  (D-DE) and Thom Tillis (R-NC),  Tillis’ legislation will help put us
            107-01 Corona  Ave. Corona Heights, NY                 transformative ideas cease com-  eliminates the uncertainty cre-  back on track.
                                                                                                                                  Howard Dean is the former
                                                                   ing to market. That’s especially  ated by the Supreme Court deci-
                  (718) 271-9274 • (718) 271-9871                  true in the life sciences industry.  sions. The bill replaces Mayo and  chair of the Democratic National
                     - Reservations Suggested -                         It can take billions of dol-  other rulings with new and clearer  Committee and former governor
                                                                   lars and many years to produce  guidelines.               of Vermont.
                                                                     The Newly Released Census Data Reveals That The

                                                                              Third Largest Group in The US is Irish
                                                                      (Continued from page 1)   Texas (669k) and Pennsylvania  Los Angeles County in California
                                                                                                (601k).                      (545k), Maricopa County in Ari-
                                                                   in the “White alone” category,       “These 2020 Census data il-  zona (514k), Middlesex County in
                                                                   with 10.9 million people.    luminate the rich diversity across  Massachusetts (357k), and San Di-
                                                                        On a state level, California  our nation,” said Rachel Marks,  ego County in California (356k).
                                                                   has more people who indicated  chief of the Census Bureau’s       In the “Irish alone” section of
                                                                   that they are “Irish alone or in  Racial Statistics Branch. “We  the “White alone” category, Cook
                                                                   any combination” in the “White  have this comprehensive picture  County remains on top with 150k,
                                                                   alone or any other combination”  thanks to the millions of people  Maricopa County moves into
                                                                   category with 3.3 million. New  who responded to the census and  second with 140k, followed by
                                                                   York followed with 2.5 million,  provided their detailed racial, eth-  Los Angeles County with 123k,
                         Subscribe to the                          followed by Pennsylvania with 2.2  nic, or tribal identity, and thanks  Middlesex County with 121k, and
                  Queens Times                                     million, Texas with 2.1 million,  to the stakeholders, researchers,  Norfolk County in Massachusetts
                                                                                                and tribal leaders who helped  rounding out the top five with 88k.
                                                                   and Florida with 2.1 million.
                                                                        In the “Irish alone” section  us improve how we collect these       Elsewhere, 5,181 people indi-
                                                                   of the “White alone” category,  detailed data.”           cated that they were “Northern
                Your Local Newspaper-One Edition for All Of Queens  California (803k) and New York       On the county level, Cook  Irelander” in the “White alone
                                                                   (730k) still come out on top, but  County in Illinois has the most  or in any other combination” cat-
                     Just $36.50 per year... and have the paper    Florida moves  into third  place  people who said that they were  egory, and 1,611 said they were
                       delivered to your door by US Mail           with 692k people who indicated  “Irish alone or in any other combi-  Northern Irelander in the “White
                                                                   that they are Irish, followed by  nation” with 567k. It’s followed by  alone” category.
                   Please Enter my Subscription For One Year
                                                                    Attorney General James, FTC, And Multistate Coalition
           Name ..............................................................................
                                                                    Sue Amazon For Illegally Maintaining Monopoly Power
           Address ..........................................................................
                                                                   Lawsuit Details How  Amazon  selection, and quality, and by pre-  zon’s anticompetitive conduct oc-
           City..................................................Zip...........................  Wields Its Monopoly Power to  venting its current or future rivals  curs in two markets — the online
              Please make check payable to: Queens Times and mail to:    Inflate Prices, Degrade Quality,  from attracting a critical mass of  superstore market that serves
                                                                   and Stifle Innovation for Con-
                    11-20 154th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357                                    shoppers  and  sellers,  Amazon  shoppers and the market for online
                                                                   sumers and Businesses        ensures that no current or future  marketplace services purchased
                                                                                                rival can threaten its dominance.  by sellers. These tactics include:
                                                                        New York Attorney General  Amazon’s far-reaching schemes  •    Anti-discounting measures
                                                                   Letitia James, leading a bipartisan  impact hundreds of billions of  that punish sellers and deter other
                                                                   multistate coalition of 17 attor-  dollars in retail sales every year,  online retailers from offering
                                                                   neys general, joined the Federal  touch hundreds of thousands of  prices lower than Amazon, keep-
                                                                   Trade Commission (FTC) in suing  products sold by businesses big  ing prices higher for products
                                                                   Amazon, alleging that the online  and small, and affect over a hun-  across the internet. For example,
                                                                   retail and technology company  dred million shoppers.     if Amazon discovers that a seller
                     Published every week by C.T. Publishing Corp.  is a monopolist that uses a set of       “Amazon illegally raised prices  is offering lower-priced goods
            Executive Office: 102-54 Nicolls Avenue, Corona Heights, NY 11368  interlocking anticompetitive and  for consumers and took advantage  elsewhere, Amazon can bury
                 Operations: 11-20 154th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357  unfair strategies to illegally main-  of online sellers in its storefront  discounting sellers so far down
                    Phone (718) 592-2196 • FAX (718) 357-3682      tain its monopoly power. The law-  and they should be held account-  in Amazon’s search results that
                      Web Site:                suit alleges that Amazon’s actions  able,” said Attorney General  they become effectively invisible.
                      email:                allow it to stop rivals and sellers  James. “Amazon’s monopolistic  •    Conditioning sellers’ ability to
                                                                   from lowering prices, degrade  behavior is hurting consumers,  obtain “Prime” eligibility for their
                                                                   quality for shoppers, overcharge  online sellers, competition, and  products — a virtual necessity for
               James C. Lisa .........................Publisher/Editor  sellers, stifle innovation, and pre-  the overall economy. Today my  doing business on Amazon — on
               Lew Scala .............................. Associate Publisher/Webmaster  vent rivals from fairly competing  office is leading a multistate co-  sellers using Amazon’s costly
               Lou Duro ...............................International Correspondent  against Amazon.  alition in joining the FTC to put  fulfillment service, which has
               Nicole Rescigno.....................Office Manager       The complaint alleges that Am-  an end to Amazon’s abusive and  made it substantially more ex-
               Joseph V. Dorsa ...................Photo Journalist  azon violates the law not because  manipulative practices to protect  pensive for sellers on Amazon to
               Joseph Natalle .......................Photojournalist  it is big, but because it engages in  consumers and small businesses  also offer their products on other
         The Queens Times, USPS # P127 AIC060 is published weekly by CT Publishing Corp.   a course of exclusionary conduct  nationwide. Every company, big  platforms. This unlawful coercion
         for an annual subscription charge of $28.50, mail subscription request to Queens Times,   that prevents current competitors  or small, must abide by the law  has limited competitors’ ability
         11-20 154th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357, Periodicals Postage at Flushing, NY.    from growing and new competi-  and my office is not afraid to hold  to effectively compete against
         POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Queens Times at 11-20 154th Street,    tors from emerging. By stifling  those that don’t to account.”
         Whitestone, NY 11357                                      competition on price, product       The coalition alleges that Ama-  (Continued on page 4)
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7