Corporate patent lawyers and lawyers in general wield great influence in the United States. They have, without much regard for US national interest, been using the muscle of the US government in order to press other countries into removing all limits on patentable subject matter. Join FFII US to make your voice heard.
News & Chronology
2002-07-17 US US-Chamber of Commerce Belgium statement
IP & National Information Infrastructure
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/doc/ipnii/ Important USPTO Paper from 94/95 Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure The Report of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights. By USPTO president Bruce Lehmann
Intellectual Property Committee
Intellectual Property Committee -- The Intellectual Property Committee's primary objective is to focus on intellectual property matters as they relate to the IEEE-USA membership (employed engineers, faculty, scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs, etc.), fast moving technology, technology transfer, and U.S. competitiveness.
IPC prepares testimony and position statements, drafts legislation, and delivers expert testimony before the U.S. Congress and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
US patent critics
http://www.bustpatents.com/ (has an excellent page with patent examiner complaints, 10h per case and such...)