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Patent reform back on tap in U.S. Congress

1/20/2011 10:15 PM EST
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DrQuine
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DrQuine   1/24/2011 12:39:36 PM
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Many US patents are also filed in the European Patent Office. Are there any observations about the differences in the progress of patents through the two systems that suggest some desirable changes? I've not yet noticed any substantial differences in timing or quality of decisions.

KB3001
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KB3001   1/21/2011 9:42:38 PM
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Well, the patent system was devised to encourage people to disclose their innovations, secure in the knowledge that they will reap the rewards of any business exploitation. I am not sure about scrapping it altogether. The process should be simplified and clarified further.

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SallyF   1/21/2011 4:34:32 PM
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The patent system needs to be scrapped altogether. It has held back innovation and development. No designer can be sure the circuit or system or algorithm they are using is not patented by someone somewhere. Probably only the largest 10 companies in the country could afford to thoroughly patent search each design, component, circuit, algorithm, and system. And the cost is a tremendous burden to all of us. The patent system needs to be completely scrapped so we can have innovation and progress.

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