PETITION DETAILS

Did you know that according to official government data provided by the General Accounting Office (GAO), over 5700 Patents are currently classified? Our organization's goal is to allow the citizens of the US to understand which technologies are being suppressed via these classified patents. As a result, our organization is proposing a Citizen Review Panel to perform a private review of all 5784 classified patents. Provided below are key details of our proposal, which are incorporated into our Petition on Change.org:

PURPOSE OF PROPOSAL

To obtain greater awareness and transparency regarding suppressed inventions to ensure that ALL of the tools that can help us to improve our everyday lives as well as the world around us are being actively used and pursued.

METHOD OF PROPOSAL

A Citizen Review Panel consisting of 50 experts and citizens will perform a comprehensive review of the 5784 Patents that are currently classified.

These citizen volunteers will be selected by our organization and will be experts in the following fields:

  • Patents
  • Engineering
  • Media
  • Medical
  • Science
  • General Citizens

To Nominate someone you know or believe should be included on this Citizen Review Panel, please click here to visit our "Nominations" page.

TASKS OF CITIZEN REVIEW PANEL

1. TO REVIEW ALL 5784 CLASSIFIED PATENTS

--Reviewers will agree to take a National Security Oath in order to maintain confidentiality of the sensitive information included in these documents

--Reviewers will be given full and free access to all documents and filings related to these 5784 Patents including all addendums and drawings

--Reviewers will be given adequate time to fully examine and understand the information and technologies contained in these documents

2. TO PROVIDE A CATEGORY AND COUNT OF ALL 5784 CLASSIFIED PATENTS

--The List of Categories currently being used (aka "Patent Security Category Review List") will be released along with quantities of Patents in each Category

--Examples of Categories from the 1971 List included: Propulsion Systems, Power Supply, Meteorology, Miscellaneous, Unique Materials & Devices

--Only Quantities of Classified Patents per Category will be released to the public i.e. Propulsion Systems (687), Power Supply (235), Meteorology (65) etc.

3. TO SELECT AND SUMMARIZE FIFTY (50) OF THESE PATENTS

--Reviewers will each choose ONE (1) Classified Patent to provide more details to the public

--Reviewers will write a 1-paragraph Summary of the specific technology they have chosen

--This Summary will be a GENERAL description and NOT contain any key sensitive details

With this information, the public can better determine if they seek further action in regards to formally requesting declassification of these patents in order to facilitate the release of these suppressed technologies into the public domain.