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Opinion: Patent reform unlikely in 2011

2/4/2011 05:18 PM EST
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KenKrechmer
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re: Opinion: Patent reform unlikely in 2011
KenKrechmer   2/27/2011 4:21:23 AM
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Patent problems are broader than this bill addresses. Even the problems that this bill addresses might be better addressed elsewhere. Patents that are enshrined in standards may be too lucrative for the patent holders. This suggests standardization organizations need to address some of these issues. Patent pools in standards, where one organization supports another so long as each organization gets to include its patents in the standard, are an even more egregious issue. For a more comprehensive view of IPR in standards please see Exploring Adaptable Access in Next Generation Networks, http://www.csrstds.com/pdf/exploring.pdf Ken Krechmer Lecturer University of Colorado

DrQuine
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DrQuine   2/9/2011 1:21:31 PM
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How could moving the U.S. from a first-to-invent to a first-to-file system "advantage big companies that can generate lots of paper"? I see the opposite: lots of paper can be dragged out of the files in retrospect for a large company to claim "first-to-invent". First to file is completely unambiguous. It helps the small businessman and inventor.

kevingill
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kevingill   2/8/2011 8:19:22 AM
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America seems to have gone patent mad - look at some of the patents for software algorithms. Europe has rejected such nonsense. Is it the plan of the USA to patent everything and then sue everyone for breaking patents?

moelar
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moelar   2/7/2011 2:43:58 PM
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“Patent reform” Small entities are not deeply divided on teh issue. Just because some call it “reform” doesn’t mean it is. Patent reform is a fraud on America. Please see http://truereform.piausa.org/ for a different/opposing view on patent reform.

Robotics Developer
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Robotics Developer   2/7/2011 3:16:39 AM
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I must confess to be in the waiting line for a patent to be awarded (a number of years in the waiting). With another provisional patent filed some time ago (almost a year) I saw a potential infringement a few weeks ago and now am faced with the prospect of an expensive court battle or loss of rights. Neither is particularly appetizing, the whole system seems rigged to favor big corporations and those with money over those with ideas. I am not sure what the answer is as whenever money is involved people/companies get very interested.

kdboyce
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kdboyce   2/6/2011 6:38:34 AM
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Another area that needs address is the quality of the patent application review and granting of claims. I have seen way too many patents granted with claims so broad and so numerous that you just have to know it could not be true and is surely a future lawsuit in the making.

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goafrit   2/5/2011 3:55:22 PM
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Why do we need patents? I think nothing is new. It all depends on how you look at it. Can anyone claim to have created any new thing in the last ten years? It is ridiculous that Facebook, Amazon, and ebay can file patents? For what? I wish Pythagoras can sue from his grave.

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