America’s Golden Assets

May 6, 2007

Intellectual Properties

Ocean Tomo’s valuation system for rating patents was developed by California patent lawyer Jonathan Barney, who now works for the firm. Barney’s key insight was that companies, which are required to pay the U.S. Patent Office every four years to maintain their patents, would only do so if the patented technology was proving to be valuable. Barney identified 53 factors in a patent document that indicated whether a patent was likely to be renewed — that is, whether it was valuable.

For its index, Ocean Tomo evaluated the patents issued by the patent office according to these factors and then assigned each one a value relative to the others. Finally, using this rating system, Ocean Tomo selected 300 publicly traded companies that own what were found to be the most valuable patents relative to the company’s book value. (Ocean Tomo Catches the Wave)


National Day of Evangelical Prayers

May 3, 2007

Today we celebrated another “National Day of Prayer” under the leadership of Evangelical Shirley Dobson, and the answer to the question posed below is a resounding NO! 

Will Mormons and other religious minorities be allowed to pray at the government sanctioned Day of Prayer this year? Or will it be a National Day of Prayer for “so-called” Judeo-Christians only? Where will be the Scarlet Pimpernel? What will he say to James Dobson’s wife Shirley* when she declares once again, “No Mormon prayers allowed”. Only time will tell.

*Mormons asked to offer a prayer at the 2004 National Day of Prayer and Shirley Dobson, wife of Focus on the Family’s Dr. James Dobson, said no. Evangelicals claim that Mormons, along with other faiths such as Seventh Day Adventists, are not Christians, even though they claim to be so. Evangelical Christains specifically condemn Mormons for having religious texts other than the Holy Bible, yet they obviously ignore Matthew 18:20 of the Christian bible where Jesus said “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”  ~~Mitt the Pimpernell