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Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Obama tapped Stephen C. Siu to disrupt Leader Technologies' social networking patent to amass money, votes & Power

Sharyl T. Attkisson, Stonewalled
Sharyl Attkisson, Barack Obama
Photos: CBS, White House.
Jan. 6, 2015 Update: Attkisson Sues U.S. Gov't
Former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has sued the Justice Department for using "highly sophisticated methods" to hack her computers to learn the identities of her confidential sources for newsgathering and articles critical of the Obama Administration in Fast & Furious and Benghazi. She cites Department of Justice documents confirmining involvement by Eric Holder and the FBI in a secret inter-agency network that "will help strengthen partnerships between department and agencies across the U.S. government." We believe this network is founded on the theft of Leader Technlogies' inventions led by IBM, former IBM counsel and Patent Office Diretor David J. Kappos, Eric H. Holder and Professor James P. Chandler, Leader's former patent attorney and a long-time senior cyber-security adviser to IBM, NSA, Harry Reid and the Department of Justice. See this and previous post re. "The Internet of Things."

Sharyl Attkisson's claims: (1) Attkisson et al v. Holder et al, (2) FTCA Federal Tort Claim and (3) Docket.
Contributing Writers | Opinion | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION | Dec. 24, 2014, Update Jan. 6, 2015 | PDF
L/R: U.S. Hacker-in-Chief, Korean Understudy
Presidents Obama and Kim Jong Un
Fig. 1—Barack OBama & Kim Jong Un make competing claims about North Korea's alleged hack of Sony Entertainment. Irrespective of how silly it appears for a U.S. President to spend time defending actor Seth Rogen's satirical comedy,
Hacker-in-Chief's Second Lieutenant
Stephen C. Siu, Administrative Patent Judge
Stephen C. Siu, Patent Judge in Leader v. Facebook who holds up to $2.1 million in Facebook and Friends.
the more serious question is "Who is the greater intellectual property thief?" Obama or Un?

In our estimation, President Barack Obama is the hands down winner with ample proof of his theft of and reliance on the social networking invention of Columbus, Ohio innovator Leader Technologies, Inc. One of the Hacker-in-Chief's accomplices is the patent hacker-judge Stephen C. Siu, as this post shows. So much for this American judge's pledge to avoid even the appearance of impropriety."

Obama's first lieutenant was Patent Office Director and former IBM chief intellectual property counsel, David J. Kappos,
Photos:; LinkedIn

(Dec. 24, 2014)—President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder seem to have taken the alleged hack of Sony by North Korea a little too personally.

Apparently, only Obama's government is allowed to steal intellectual property. Ironically, Obama's brouhaha over a satirical comedy ignores his exploitation of Columbus-based Leader Technologies’ social networking invention for a decade.

Men who live in glass houses should not throw stones

The Sony hack is child's play. Obama and Holder have orchestrated one of the greatest intellectual property thefts of all time—the theft of Leader Technologies’ social networking invention. Aided by IBM’s David J. Kappos (later Patent Office director), Leader’s attorneys Washington, D.C.-based James P. Chandler, and Silicon Valley's Fenwick & West LLP (later Facebook's attorney), Holder helped create The Eclipse Foundation on Nov. 29, 2001. Their mission was to capitalize on Leader’s breakthrough innovations for themselves and their grand plans.

Global Control of “The Internet of Things”

Their agenda is voracious and global: banking, finance, education, politics, economics, healthcare, tax, regulation, environment, law, security, legislation, energy, social, entertainment. They want it all, and they were not going to let Leader’s intellectual property rights stand in the way of their vision for “The Internet of Things” (a global agenda pressed by IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, and Wind River).

Eclipse set out to eviscerate Leader’s intellectual property rights in legal sophistry

In their Grand Poobah benevolence, these people decided that Leader’s invention should be “open source” (freely available to all) and not owned by Leader. Never mind that Leader had invested over $10 million and 145,000 man-hours to invent it, had been awarded multiple patents, and had proven in federal court that Facebook was guilty on 11 of 11 counts of using the invention illegally. According to sources, Chandler, a professor emeritus of law at George Washington University, once told a Leader official “sometimes the rights of a few must be sacrificed for the rights of the many.” Textbook socialism.

Here are just a few ways President Obama’s government has exploited Leader’s invention. Obama’s government has relied heavily on Leader’s invention for its existence.

Hacker-in-Chief Barack Obama's Intellectual Property Sins dwarf Kim Jong Un's

Barack Obama half-heartedly salutes U.S. soldiers
Fig. 2—U.S. Commander-in Chief Barack Obama's salute to American soldiers who have snapped to attention to salute him.
Photo: Wikipedia.
  1. Candidate Barack Obama announced his candidacy on Facebook—Leader’s invention, on Feb. 10, 2007.
  2. Obama relies on Leader’s invention for Organizing For America (OFA), formerly Obama For America, for daily propaganda and donations.
  3. Obama and Holder hired Facebook’s Cooley Godward LLP attorney, Donald K. Stern, to recommend White House judge selections that included the Leader v. Facebook judge, Leonard P. Stark, then they allowed Cooley Godward LLP to defend Facebook in the trial. Corruption personified.
  4. Obama’s 2008 and 2012 election victories are credited to the demographic data gleaned from Facebook—Leader's invention.
  5. Obama appointee, David J. Kappos, former IBM chief intellectual property counsel and The Eclipse Foundation founder, started the Patent Office Facebook page on May 14, 2010, two months before the Leader v. Facebook trial in a clearly prejudicial defiance of propriety.
  6. Obama has incorporated Leader’s invention throughout, most specifically through the activities of Todd Y. Park's two "social" medical companies, Castlight Health and athenahealth—Yes, Park implemented his own company's technology in Obamacare—more textbook corruption.
  7. Obama’s government has pressed for release of government “big data” to Facebook cronies; this helps populate "The Internet of Things" global data base on every citizen. "Dark Profiles" are being created on every U.S. citizen in the unregulated hands of private entities.
  8. The NSA, IRS, FEC, HHS and SEC have been feeding these dark profiles.
  9. Obama’s agencies have pressed Congress and C-SPAN to exploit Leader’s technology and feed these dark profiles.
  10. We’re just getting started with this list . . .
Crickets Chirping

Only crickets are chirping in Eric Holder’s law enforcement backyard

What has Eric H. Holder done to protect Leader’s property rights? <<< Click here to hear Eric Holder's crickets>>>. Instead, he has failed across the board to prosecute profligate judges, attorneys, regulators, politicians and bureaucrats who are supporting this agenda.

Tellingly, neither has Holder prosecuted a single Wall Street executive for the so-called 2008 banking meltdown. The similarities of inaction are apparent. Perhaps the 2008 “crisis” was an elaborate fabrication to create an excuse to implement “social” technology broadly—before the world could figure out this agenda?

Stephen C. Siu, Administrative Patent Judge
Stephen C. Siu, Patent Judge in Leader v. Facebook.
Photo: LinkedIn.

Anatomy of Hacker-Judge Stephen C. Siu

Here’s an example of how Obama, Holder and Chandler executed their agenda with minions inside the Patent Office. Kappos assigned patent judge Stephen C. Siu to handle the unprecedented third reexamination of Leader Technologies’ patent. (Kappos' invocation of this special director power designed only for the most extreme of hardship situations had never been seen before in living memory.)

Here’s the timeline of Judge Siu’s entry into the Leader v. Facebook case:

Mar. 22 IBM sold 750 patents to Facebook
Apr. 17 David J. Kappos ordered the 3rd Leader reexam; assigned Stephen C. Siu and IBM, Microsoft, Xerox cronies
May 19 Facebook public offering; Kappos' and Siu's investments benefited substantially
Apr. 29 Patent Judge Stephen C. Siu magically affirms IBM, Xerox and Microsoft prior art that Facebook had lost on resoundingly at trial and in two previous reexams. A total reversal in favor of Facebook, IBM and The Eclipse Foundation.
Conflicts Disclosures? None. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Kappos and Siu worked for IBM; Judge Siu worked for Microsoft; staffers had issued 212 patents to IBM, Microsoft and Xerox; Kappos and Siu held Facebook, IBM, Microsoft and Xerox stock; Kappos ran a Patent Office Facebook page and posted regularly. Siu failed to disclose his IBM and Microsoft relationships when citing their failed prior art in the 3rd reexam. Siu failed to disclose his legal team's plethora of relationships with IBM, Microsoft, Xerox and Facebook.

Table 1: Timeline of Patent Office conflict of interest in Leader v. Facebook.

Judge Siu is a former Microsoft employee as well. Siu’s three-judge panel and attorneys had collectively issued 212 patents to IBM, Microsoft and Xerox. Staff attorney William J. Stoffel lists IBM and major Facebook investors Vanguard and Fidelity as conflicts. Therefore, these people should never have touched this matter, and yet they not only touched it, they eviscerated it.

During the proceedings, Siu cited Facebook arguments about Microsoft and Xerox that Leader had already refuted soundly three times, once at trial and twice in previous reexams. Then magically, Siu’s Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) reversed 10 years of decisions validating Leader's innovations. Siu ignored the Code of Conduct that requires judges to flee even the appearance of impropriety. The conflicting Facebook-IBM-Microsoft-Xerox associations among Kappos, Siu, Stoffel make the reexamination a transparent fraud. See p. 33 Request for Congressional Intervention.

U.S. Patent Office lawyers are secretly feeding promising new inventions out the backdoor to the lawyer cronies and their banks
Fig. 3—Mutual Funds are secretly organized to be held among select oligarchs and their friends who only pretend to favor a free market Republic. The so-called "safe harbor" excuse for not reporting portfolio holdings has corrupted American public life to its core. Most public officials are on the take through their mutual funds. Until this corrupt practice is overhauled, self-dealing, bias and deep-pocket power over public officials destroys the republican principle of equal treatment before the law.
Graphic: Americans For Innovation.

In lockstep, these officials cite a euphemistically named “safe harbor” exemption buried on page 202 of a 241-page Judicial Conference "advisory opinion." However, that same opinion says "even one share" of stock held by a spouse demands disclosure. It also says that the exemption does not apply if you get regular portfolio reports, which all mutual funds are required by law to provide twice a year. Neither does the exemption apply if the judge buys and sells stocks out of the fund, which Siu does.

Bottom line, the “safe harbor” excuse is a ruse for hiding holdings in crony companies. It's "the dog ate it" excuse that no one appears to have questioned until AFI started alerting Americans to this grossly unethical practice.

Judge Siu stuffed his pockets with Facebook stock and related interests

Hillary Clinton asks ''What difference does [telling the truth] make?''
Fig. 4—Hillary weighs in on Judge Stephen C. Siu's profligacy: What difference does it make?

[Read: The damage I helped create has already been done. Move on folks. Didn't you get the memo? I am above the law, just like patent judge Stephen C. Siu and everyone else in this administration.]
Photo: Reuters.

Siu’s relationships with IBM, Microsoft, Vanguard and Fidelity notwithstanding, Siu also invested up to $2.1 million in 28 mutual funds that hold 644 holdings totaling a whopping $140 billion (with a B) stocks and bonds in Facebook and companies with direct Facebook interests, most notably Facebook’s underwriters.

Six of Siu’s funds hold $4 billion in Facebook stock directly, including Facebook’s largest mutual fund investor, Fidelity Contrafund (Ticker Symbol FCNTX). Contrafund is reserved for the Facebook Cartel elite, including Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Eric H. Holder and three of the four Leader v. Facebook judges.

Patent Judge Stephen C. Siu undisclosed conflicts of interest in Leader v. Facebook
Fig. 5—Administrative Patent Judge Stephen C. Siu failed to disclose 644 conflicting holdings in Facebook interests while judging Leader v. Facebook.

Methodology: We studied public SEC filings to catalog the portfolio holdings inside these funds. Once you determine the "ticker symbol" for the fund, like Fidelity Contrafund's is FCNTX, the annual FORM N-CSR reports for the fund can be easily obtained at A single holding was counted as one, no matter whether it reflected a $1 billion Facebook investment or a $10 million JPMorgan bond. If two different funds held the same underlying nested fund that contained Citigroup stock, for example, that Citigroup interest was counted twice, since each holding is a separate conflict of interest. SEC filings are "judicially recognizable," meaning they can be used as evidence in court without further verification.

Siu, Stephen C., Undisclosed Facebook Interest Holdings in Leader v. Facebook, reported Apr. 02, 2014

Fig. 6—Analysis of Administrative Patent Judge Stephen C. Siu's undisclosed financial holdings in Facebook interests during his work to invalidate Leader Technologies' validly issued and well-tested patent for social networking. Siu has 644 Facebook conflicts of interest in Leader v. Facebook worth $140 billion. Click here to download this PDF directly.

Click here to download the full set of Judge Siu Exhibits analyzing his portfolio of mutual funds.
Amendment No. 8, TOMBSTONE, Facebook S-1 Registration, May 16, 2012
Fig. 6—Facebook S-1 (public offering) Registration (May 16, 2012) showing the underwriters with substantial interests in Facebook. These disclosures occurred during the Leader v. Facebook proceedings and were therefore substantial grounds for judicial recusals where judges held these evident Facebook interests. Judicial financial disclosure reveal that every judge in Leader v. Facebook was profoundly conflicted. Each judge held substantial stocks directly in Facebook through their funds, most notably Fidelity, Vanguard and T. Rowe Price funds. Source: Amendment No. 8, Facebook S-1 Registration, May 16, 2012, SEC, accessed Dec. 18, 2014
Judge Stephen C. Siu’s summary of holdings in Facebook interests that he failed to disclose during the Leader v. Facebook proceedings. Source: Financial Disclosure, 2013
Siu Holdings: Company: Facebook
Total Value of
Holdings into which Siu is invested:
6 Facebook   $3,989,303,883
509 JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Wells Fargo and Citigroup Underwriter $83,427,543,556
53 Fidelity, Vanguard, T. Rowe Price, State Street and BlackRock Mutual Fund Investor $20,972,864,092
76 IBM, Microsoft, Boston Scientific, Xerox, LinkedIn, Workday, Walmart, Baidu (CHINA), athenahealth and Castlight Health Crony / Investor $31,514,972,969
644 < Total Holdings Total $$$ > $139,904,684,500
Table 2: Stephen C. Siu Undisclosed Facebook interests in Leader v. Facebook. DOWNLOAD EXCEL DATA: XLSX Spreadsheet (also attached to PDF above

Certain American judges suffer from sudden-onset-wealth syndrome

Judge Siu’s financial conflicts show the same pattern of investing that we have uncovered in about 50 judges, politicians and bureaucrats dubbed “The Facebook Cartel.” The sudden-onset wealth acumen acquired by these individuals is truly magical.

What’s the end game?

We are often asked where we think these people are headed with the now evident collusion. We believe these people have convinced themselves that the world will be better off if they surreptitiously take control of the global digital infrastructure.

The  end justifies the means

This Cartel has decided that Leader’s patents, Dr. Arunachalam’s patents, Paul Ceglia's civil rights, Johannes Van Der Meer's patent, your health data, your IRS financial data, your banking data, your choice of physician, your privacy, etc. are required, even if they must lie, cheat, steal, wage war, betray, propagandize, and fabricate diversions to get them. Ironically, a very high percentage of these people are Harvard graduates who have formed a quite unholy alliance with Wall Street and Silicon Valley.

Before Obama leaves office . . .

The Cartel wants it all .The Facebook Cartel is working to sieze control of the global digital conversation
Fig. 7—Only the end game that matters to the Facebook Cartel is control of America's entire digital infrastructure by the time Barack Obama leaves office. Why do you think he is working so feverishly to stack the courts with cronies? Then, if you try and protect your Constitutional rights, his cronies will continue to underpin the Cartel's agenda. With crooked judges, lawyers and law, the world is their oyster.

President Obama's priorities over the next two years will reinforce this agenda, we predict. His priority to lower Pacific trade barriers, deregulate Internet domain naming, immigration, executive orders, stonewalling, vote subgroup pandering are not random or incompetent. They make perfect sense in light of the Cartel's agenda to seize control of America's digital infrastructure, in perpetuity.

Nothing else matters in this agenda. Not America. Not the Constitution. Not property and privacy rights. Not human decency.

If this Cartel is permitted to take over the digital pipes of our lives, they will control our conversation, finances and votes through titillation, coercion, advertising, propaganda, censorship and message manipulation.

Is the American citizen (We the People) "too stupid" to stop this takeover?

We don't think so.

Merry Christmas to all.

Let's restore our sacred America rights in the New Year before these profligates do even more damage. The long lesson of history is that citizens either defend their rights, or they lose them.

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On Simplicity: AFI readers ask regularly for Cliff's Notes of our posts. We made an editorial decision some time ago to err on the side of giving you the full facts, rather than try and summarize them prematurely. Here’s the problem: This corruption is perpetrated by devious minds who hide their misconduct in misdirection and sophistry (e.g., you and I say "He lied" while they say "He ran afoul of the situation with misperceived facts."). You'll read this in spades in the tortured 13-page Office of Government Ethics (OGE) advisory linked below. While these guys get paid $800 an hour, the rest of us must do real work. So, it stands to reason that our findings will be complex. That said, now that the pegs are starting to drop into their respective holes, perhaps we will be able to start summarizing soon. We invite those who have knowledge of these events to anonymously email us at: (Thank you to those who have already!)


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