Whistleblower unearths notes showing law Professor James P. Chandler met secretly with county officials on behalf of himself, Patent Office, IBM and The Eclipse Foundation
(Mar. 10, 2015)—AFI received stunning new evidence from a whistleblower just as news of Hillary Clinton’s secret email system broke. Notes of secret conversations from Aug. to Nov. 2002 meetings provide more proof of law Professor James P. Chandler’s collusion with the Patent Office, Justice Department, IBM and even Montgomery County, Maryland, to steal Leader Technologies’ invention—his client.
Equally stunning is the level of braggadocio and self-interest exhibited by the professor. For example:
“We do valuable work for our country and it is important for that to be understood and acknowledged”
Chandler claimed that the Patent Office deferred to him for decisions on the “whole intellectual property history [of the United States from] 1790 to present . . . “JPC [Chandler] made tentative decision to begin with the TM [trademark] collection – 42 classes… Patent Classes – many many more.”
“Where US policy is being made on an I.P. [issue] – Chandler generally has a say in it.”
“DO NOT GO PUBLIC with this.”
“Chandler hasn’t been in touch with Senators, Congress, etc. [As an Institute, we cannot lobby, can only educate]… if we get it in place – they want to contract back to do the [patent prior art] searches . . . this is a huge opportunity for the State/County (kind of a ‘coup’ of sorts) . . . the USPO”
These notes provide hard proof of Chandler’s promotion of “IBM Incorporating Members, Business Model – different from current business model . . . consider some approach to partnering with IBM.” According to IBM’s 2001 Annual Report, they funded The Eclipse Foundation with over $40 million on Nov. 29, 2001.
Chandler even promotes IBM and Eclipse involvement to the county from whom he is seeking special favors so that he can establish a facility for the USPTO that they will contract back to him. Chandler admits he is not allowed to lobby as an Institute, but he is clearly doing just that in these meetings.
Chandler dropped the names of numerous influential people, including Bruce Lehman, then current commissioner of the Patent Office, and Doug Duncan, the well-connected Democrat county executive. Chandler alludes to his mastery over Congress and the Courts, stating “NIPLI and Chandler drafted the [Federal Trade Secrets Act]. In that same exchange he alludes to his mastery of the Justice Department as well where his close confidante, Eric H. Holder, was then assistant attorney general and being advised by Chandler on trade secrets, as Chandler says in these notes.
Exploratory conversation with Boston Scientific figured prominently in Facebook’s 11th hour introduction of dubious on-sale bar evidence in Leader v. Facebook. Those meetings were arranged by Chandler, as these notes confirm. The notes even detail Chandler's travel schedule to Boston. Lynne Mattice was the chief security officer at Boston Scientific and a Chandler colleague in NIPLI.
Hindsight shows that Facebook was evidently coached by Chandler on how to most effectively blindside Leader with prior art arguments at trial in order to give crony Judge Stark the excuse he needed to support the bogus on-sale bar verdict.
Judge Leonard P. Stark blocked Leader from being able to interview Boston Scientific witnesses once the Boston Scientific evidence emerged on the eve of trial.
See Findings Timeline, No. 33..
Tellingly, Chandler mentioned the name of former Patent Office commissioner, Bruce Lehman. Lehman disclosed in his Senate testimony that Lotus Corporation and Adobe Systems are his former clients. Lotus’ founder, Mitch Kappor, started “Project Chandler(see No. 33)” on Oct. 21, 2002 ostensibly to disseminate open source software (Leader Technologies’ invention). Kappor appears to have become one of the "ombudsmen" Chandler sought in these conversations.
Even more telling, according to The Eclipse Foundations own meeting minutes, they released version 1.0 of the Eclipse “open source” software on Mar. 06, 2002—the same moment that Leader Technologies placed its source code in Professor Chandler’s and Fenwick & West LLP’s custody, ostensibly as a part of their Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) project escrow. See Findings of Fact and Timeline.
George Will said Sunday of the Clintons that they "could find a loophole in a stop sign." The individuals just exposed by this whistleblower will start digging for their loopholes, but they're going to need some pretty deep holes. Rarely do such insider notes as this surface, so the opportunities to corroborate this evidence are many.
Readers should know that AFI has engaged the services of experienced law librarians from a major university who were quite frustrated by the lack of evidence about all these Chandler activities, which were clearly many, and all done in secret. Their conclusion was that the web itself was intentionally cleansed of information about him and his many associations, just like it has been for John P. Breyer, the father of Accel Partners LLP's James P. Breyer, Fenwick & West LLP's client in 2002 when the theft of Leader Technologies' code occurred.
It appears that we finally have a date for the theft of Leader's invention—Mar. 6, 2002.
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