The ideas that Ms. Hartman shared with the U.S. Small Business Administration , Pa. Department of Commerce , and other funding programs through the government's SBIR ( Small Business Innovation Research ) were submitted to the National Science Foundation . Ms. Hartman says that her ideas which were the ones to produce the new invention called the INTERNET were researched and developed by the NSF. After the transformation of the preexisting telecom network into the overwhelmingly successful INTERNET , Ms. Hartman claims that the federal government has continued to suppress her rights to her own intellectual property. The government has neither acknowledged nor compensated her for her contributions .
Although there were other vital inventive steps that Hartman shared with the United States Federal Government regarding this invention, the two most critical are as follows . Hartman introduced in her business method (1) the use of cyberspace ( that virtual space which exists between computers and through which they communicate with each other ) as a marketplace for the exchange of information , goods , and services . (2) Secondly , she introduced making the technology available to the average consumer ( typically someone 18 years of age or older with buying power ) so that they could intearact with businesses and businesses could interact with them . The use of Cyberspace as a meeting place or market which is virtual allows an infinite number of transactions . This what makes the Internet expansive and represents the core teachings by Hartman of an invention that spans the glob . Although there are other inventive steps that are products of these two - these were transformative over prior telecommunications art which had existed since 1967 . These were not steps that were produced by phone , chip or computer makers or programmers but by Hartman .
Therefore the INTERNET as we know it today and which often has been nicknamed the "Information Super Highway " did not debut until after 1994 and was a direct result of the intervention of Dorothy M. Hartman's innovative proposals through the Small Business Innovation Research Programs . Hartman's says she has endured for over 20 years , the government's confiscation of her intellectual property and its distributing credit and prosperity to the those who built the preexisting technology .
Technology without imagination and innovation has very limited uses . Fortunately that is changing as more and more innovation is sought . The mobile phone market and other aspects of technology continue to change . Hartman argues that it would have been impossible without her . The INTERNET is the gift that keeps on giving as by its very nature it offers continuous opportunities of education , growth , and innovation . It's creator has not been rewarded .
She has never received a dime of compensation , an iota of thanks or recognition . Conversely she has been persecuted , defamed , demonized , and dehumanized . Ms. Hartman says this is both the continued practice of institutionalized racism and discrimination which was practiced against her in 1990 and now corporate greed which reigns today because of the success of the INTERNET . She is a black woman who is also handicapped by disability . Her invention(s)
After almost 9 years of practicing malfeasance and every corruption of jurisprudence in order to deny her a patent for her invention (the Accessing Accessibility Process ) - the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO.gov) has finally agreed to set a date for an oral hearing before judges . Hartman says she is doubtful there will be justice as the USPTO is still deliberately delaying and holding back prosecution of her patent application #11003123 so as to allow time for what she claims is a back stabbing law signed into law by the present administration and set to go into effect on September 13 , 2012 .
Ms.Hartman states that after 20 years of trying to work within the system of the U.S. government and cooperating in every way that she could with the United States Patent and Trademark Office that it would finally be fair with her and give her just due - she is being further harmed and that the trap has been set by the government to legislate itself out of violation of her constitutional rights .
The new law set to take effect on September 13 , 2012 will change patent law in the United States from what it has been FIRST TO INVENT to FIRST TO FILE which will give rights over to corporations which have the money and connections to get the patents they need through the patent office . Those inventing after her - using her invention as their template would then have priority . Even though Ms. Hartman's case which has been held up by the patent office for going on nine years - during which time it has changed its own rulings 8 times ( in what Ms. Hartman's considers an effort to deny her intellectual property rights ) and has removed her case from Appeal twice without just cause- her case has not yet gone before judges .
Ms. Hartman says that the Patent Office is trying to time it out so that any decisions made by the BPAI judges be it just or unjust will occur on the cusps of the law change , which would strip her of residual rights . Ms. Hartman says she is trying to find a Constitutional Rights attorney , preferably one with an Intellectual Property background or an Intellectual Property Rights attorney with a penchant for Civil / Constitutional Rights to represent her. Click here for her Blog http://www.smartphoneselectronicsaccessories.com .
FOR MORE ABOUT THIS CASE AND TO JOIN IN THE " JUSTICE WATCH" READ IN PUBLIC PAIR ON U.S. PATENT OFFICE WEBSITE AT , http://www.uspto.gov , CASE#11003123, DOWNLOAD DOCS. IN IMAGE FILE WRAPPER . ESPECIALLY VIEW 05-30-2012 LETTER AND APPEAL BRIEF FILED 02/06/2012 .