The Senate will be truly significantly hurting America, significantly diminishing the quality of our culture, if it passes the "Patent" bill which they took a procedural vote on this week. This bill with its historic change giving a patent to the person that is the first to file a patent application as opposed to the person who is the first to invent the idea that is the subject matter of the patent if it becomes law will be an "unjust" law. Fairness and justice calls for giving the legal/patent rights and all the monetary benefits such rights provide to the inventor of an invention not the first to file the legal paperwork on the invention the way the law has been for the over two hundred years of our countries history. Patents have a profound positive effect on American inventors' lives and their families' lives it can bring prosperity for generations, this change to patent law will result in terrible and tragic cases where American inventors and their families will be denied sharing in the monetary benefits that stem from their inventions; members of the Senate may not want to consider this but what they will be in truth doing if they pass this bill is conspiring in the commission of thefts from inventors who lose their rights over their inventions as a result of the change in patent law. Besides the Senate will be taking away from America some of its greatness with their actions here because part of America's greatness is that her laws advance principles and human rights to the maximum extent and this change will be a dramatic rollback in this pursuit! It should not be said that the Senate, the House and the President don't have work to do in this area. The American people see how companies that bring new products or services to the marketplace are not infrequently sued for patent infringement and there is an unfairness there because a reasonable person considering all the facts would conclude that the business displayed no bad faith or intention in regards to taking another person's(s') property rights. An obvious resolution which Washington may want to consider is keep the "first to invent" standard for giving patents but as long as a person/business that filed a patent application had no knowledge that another invented or probably invented an invention and that inventor has not gotten a patent or if the patent applicant had this knowledge but the inventor has not pursued commercialization of the invention by seeking a patent for a fair amount of time like six years the patent filer gets a permanent "license to use" the invention. Even if the Senate can't reach legitimate consensuses on improving this patent infringement lawsuit problem, this bill with its "first to file" standard is unjust and shouldn't be enacted into law there isn't even an issue here it is patently obvious to good Americans!