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Patents and Spiritual Truth
Below is a request from a patent attorney to assist a patent process for an extract from a herb. The following correspondence provides an insight into the spiritual truth around the patenting process for herbs and patents in general. The names and dates have been changed.
I am a patent attorney assisting my client with his patent applications.
My client needs an expert
witness to state in a statutory declaration that at the date of his patent
application in April 2010, the general opinion in the pharmaceutical field was
that internal administration of this herb was ill-advised, potentially dangerous
and you would have (or, in fact, did) counselled against such use. Whilst it may
be that some practitioners might have been more cavalier in disregarding genuine
medical concerns and justifiable caution, your advice as a pharmacist who was
familiar with the substance and substances like it, was that the substance was
suitable for external use, but there was an unacceptable risk associated with
Are you able to make statements
along the above lines and to flesh out the medical/pharmaceutical basis for such
reservations regarding internal use? The extent of your commitment would be to
sign a statutory declaration for our use to convince an Examiner at the Patent
Office that internal use was discouraged at the time of the application.
Could you give me a call or
reply to this email with your comments and whether or not you would be able to
assist? Once I have your comments, I could draft a statutory declaration for you
to consider and, if you are in agreement, sign before a suitable witness (eg.
Police sergeant, JP or another registered pharmacist).
Patent & Trade Mark Attorney
My initial reply suggested the attorney seek another referee but a further approach was made to which I responded.
Dear Attorney, I have a great admiration for the positive work the applicant has done in bringing forth this most useful and new healing herbal product. I find it a most useful herbal extract for many conditions.
I have a deep compassion for herbal medicine and a belief that as this planet falls further into chaos ahead ( refer www.the-testament-of-truth.co.uk ), herbal medicine will be one of the principle means of healing with locally growing herbs being of major importance as healing agents.
It is thus of concern to me that you ask me to be a part of a patent process that has the intent of placing this herb under further patent control that can only restrict this most useful product for humanity from being explored and developed by others so inspired by the Source.
I believe that God owns all, and while I can understand your clients wish to ‘see the herb developed’ with out big pharmaceutical interference, I believe all patents are self defeating in that those so restricting, suffer similar restrictions upon themselves within God’s immutable LAW: What you or your servants do to others will by others be done to you.
One only has to look at the development of Tea tree oil to see how non-restriction of this oil has seen it now of global importance in so many areas of healing. It is even being researched as an alternative fly strike preventative/treatment in the sheep industry
Thus to my mind, to surround any herb with patents that stop others exploring and working with that herb is self defeating and is a negative action. Far more useful would be the shouting of the benefits of this herb to the world and being ‘out there’ working with and helping others to develop the herb as a major healing herb of world importance.
I offer to support your client in every which way I can to ‘get it out there’ and as I see these days as the end of this civilization, more is the importance of spreading the ‘know’ of this herb as far and wide as possible. And that means not stopping others from working with and developing its use. In the more than 20 years I have been using this herb, very few know of it compared with what has happened with Tea tree oil which is now a house hold name.
I believe that within God’s Law as given above, sharing ones bounty and discoveries leads ahead to a positive return for that person, where others share with you and all prosper in the positivity of it and the community prospers. Givers receive, controllers are controlled. That is the Universal Law of karma in action at all times.
I wish your client and yourself well and I hope that this letter aids you both in these most important times for all of humanity. Please read the above web page and I paste below an extract on patents for your consideration from that web page and a further comment in regards to patents.
God does us “inspiration”
so that all can advance and easier live. Let greed now no longer man’s
mind span. Let the Patents office from now on be a place where our ideas
we place, so all can freely it see, and freely use to
benefit the entire planetary community.
Let the patents library
be “run” by those who can clearly see, and thus only their “spot”
grace with positive
ideas, rather than those of “mace.”
one and one for all.
Let no man demand a
licence “fee” for ideas we needs give for free. By all means we can
someone pay for plans and advice given our way, but 'patenting' for exclusivity
is not the way that man is now to be.
our product “protection”
be but its “goodness” reflection.
From the web page www.the-testament-of-truth.co.uk/web/letters1.htm page 40
I received the following reply from the Patent Attorney
you for your detailed comments on the effect of the patent system.
patent system, by its very nature, promotes research by providing incentive to
do so on the promise of reward – a monopoly, and is restrictive, preventing
others from performing the invention for a time. The patent system is predicated
on the principle that the patentee discloses to the world the invention in
return for a brief opportunity to exploit the invention to recoup his losses in
developing the invention.
do hope you are not proposing to infringe on my client's current patent rights.
The patent system is embodied in law and God sets Governments in authority for
the good of the community and good order. Romans 13: 1- 7:
This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who
give their full time to governing. 7
Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue,
then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
patent system is not inherently evil and certainly has plenty of checks and
balances to protect those who would seek to bring blessing on others by the
using of natural healing substances. However, if you use a patented product in a
manner that infringes a patentee’s hard-earned rights, it is fair to give the
patentee a fair reward for his efforts. 1Corinthians 9:9:
serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat
its grapes? Who tends a flock and does not drink the milk? 8 Do
I say this merely on human authority? Doesn’t the Law say the same thing? 9 For
it is written in the Law of Moses: “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading
out the grain.”[b] Is
it about oxen that God is concerned? 10 Surely
he says this for us, doesn’t he? Yes, this was written for us, because whoever
plows and threshes should be able to do so in the hope of sharing in the
I wish you all the best,
At this point I referred the above letter for comment to Terence, the author of The Testament of Truth, who I believe is the returned spirit of truth. His pen's response is provided below my letter of reply.
< God sets Governments in authority for the good of the community and good order. Romans 13: 1- 7:
1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God뭩 servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God뭩 servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God뭩 servants, who give their full time to governing. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. >
< The patent system, by its very nature, promotes research by providing incentive to do so on the promise of reward � a monopoly, and is restrictive, preventing others from performing the invention for a time. The patent system is predicated on the principle that the patentee discloses to the world the invention in return for a brief opportunity to exploit the invention to recoup his losses in developing the invention. >
What 'promotes' research is the inherent 'goodness' in man and the FACT that God inspires 'inquisitive' man with ideas. God does not so do for the purpose of $$$ but to uplift man, thus any monopoly or restriction preventing others from making use of said 'ideas' is error of belief, and ahead everyone complicit to monopoly, restriction OR the punishment of a person is in contravention of God's "Give with love" Command and themselves become restricted, prevented etc., and punished within God's Law.
It is for man to understand that the more one gives the more one gets and everyone benefits. It is for man to understand that the more one uses 'force' to interfere, control, inhibit, punish etc., the more all complicit are controlled, punished and restricted by even more legislation IMPOSED by God VIA the minds of the arrogant legislators. One cannot 'void or nullify' the implementation of God's Law.
Constitution Act 1934 (Tas)
This document includes a legal guarantee of the religious liberty and equality of Tasmanians. Every citizen is guaranteed freedom of conscience and the free exercise of religion under Section 46(1) of this Act.
Part V - General provisions - Religious freedom
46. (1) Freedom of conscience and the free profession and practice of religion are, subject to public order and morality, guaranteed to every citizen.
(2) No person shall be subject to any disability, or be required to take any oath on account of his religion or religious belief.
Note: Australia's own Macquarie dictionary � page 835 (Compact version)
= - - - - the quest for the values of the ideal life - - - the ideal, the practices
for attaining the values of the ideal, - - - a system of belief in
the worship of a supernatural power or God' or the recognition by man of a
superhuman power entitled to obedience, reverence, and worship.
Religious = - - - - scrupulously faithful, pious, devotion - - - this means that ones 'religion' is not any named 'Church' organisation, but it is the policy of ones daily code of conduct interaction with other children of God.
Any fine or punishment imposed by a magistrate upon an absolute pacifist who was not disturbing the peace is a coercive attempt into forcing a person into changing their ideology (religion) by funding a contra 'punitive' doctrine and is an unlawful activity within the Constitution.
As for the Attorney's words
do hope you are not proposing to infringe on
'my clients' current
patent rights. and I think
God is Okay with the patent system and certainly does not condone the
infringement of another’s patent rights.
An example being that a member must wear a striped tie when entering the group office. But what these members and their 'Patent Attorneys' need to understand is, that if another such as Ken Atherton fails to conform to their 'rules' around 'ties or patents' then he is not in 'error' with God and neither is he required to conform to the rules of the institution of which he is not a party member.
It follows that IF 'Ken' is not a 'party member' to the State government system then he is not infringing his own right nor the rights of any 'Patent' holder for 'Ken' is not bound by any 'Patent rules' and, - - - any person taking it upon themself to invoke a ruling enabling them to punish or demean or impoverish 'Ken' or any other are foolish indeed and for SURE God is NOT 'Ok' with their conduct. So be IT.
As for 'taxes' refer to my 'Render unto Caesar' doc: http://www.the-testament-of-truth.com/web/caesar.htm
far as I am 'concerned' the use of a 'Patents office' to invoke a backed
'control' over a substance is a contradiction of God's Command and needs be
ignored by THE TRUE and faithful who may make use of any
patented article in the foreknowledge that IF any 'patenter' is so foolish
as to bring them to 'account' punitively,
that their suffering
is simply their spiritual due to God for some 'other' process and those imposing
accrue the very same due that 'you' are forced
to endure by the vain and IGNORANT. - Terence