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2/11/2011 05:42 PM EST
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rick merritt
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rick merritt   2/14/2011 3:19:50 AM
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@yalanand: The money collected beyond a set USPTO annual budget goes into the general US govt coffers, and some consider this diversion a major factor for the backlog

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yalanand   2/13/2011 5:02:00 PM
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"As much as $800 million in fees have been diverted from the patent office to date" What does this mean. Where is this fees money going ? Is it in anyways the culprit for crunch in the infrastructure ?

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KB3001   2/13/2011 10:26:24 AM
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I have the impression these are reforms to "technical" rather than "fundamental" problems. Anything that will reduce the backlog and streamline the process is of course welcome, but we need to look at the process of challenging patent rights more carefully. More resource should be given to specialised juries and courts to deal with these issues in my opinion.

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rick merritt   2/13/2011 7:53:54 AM
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I am surprised guiven all the talk in favor of letting the PTO keep its user fees that this is STILL not in S.23...what are these guys thinking?

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Sheetal.Pandey   2/12/2011 10:02:13 PM
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Patent is coming up as a good business rather something on research side. It has more to do with politics and money. I guess these big companies speand huge amounts of money on patenting. One way its good to protect inventor's right but there is always another side to the story.

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Warren3   2/12/2011 5:53:37 PM
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Yawn. I'd much prefer YOU make a point, @moelar, that demonstates merit than read your hyperbole with a pointer to a 2000 word URL "document" with its own mixture of hyperbole, misinformation, politicking, and [degrees of] truth.

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goafrit   2/12/2011 1:55:13 PM
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Too bad that the big guys are the ones deciding this thing. I hope it is not reform for the good of GE and Intel likes

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moelar   2/11/2011 11:12:27 PM
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"I am absolutely convinced [the House and Senate] can find common ground," The problem is that common ground does not consider the interests of small entities who create the lions's share of new jobs and groundbreaking discoveries. Just because they 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.

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