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IEEE-USA, others challenge patent reform

2/28/2011 02:00 PM EST
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DrQuine
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DrQuine   3/1/2011 3:42:33 PM
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Small entities already get a 50% reduction and electronic filings by small entities get a 75% reduction in utility patent filing fees. [Maybe Leahy's comment that the bill "will require the PTO to provide a 50 percent reduction in fees for small business and will create a new micro-entity designation for truly small and independent inventors [who] will receive a 75 percent reduction in fees," isn't as innovative as it appears.]

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martinm_de   3/1/2011 8:14:15 AM
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Did anyone try to read the posted link? http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112s23rs/pdf/BILLS-112s23rs.pdf horrible to read, impossible to understand. Now I understand why lobbyists have no problem to influence Senators and Congresspeople : they probably have the same problems like I have to understand these texts.

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Robotics Developer   2/28/2011 9:40:50 PM
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Lets fix the problem not exacerbate it by doubling (at least increasing) the number of applications. We need to fix the system not change the rules. Way to go IEEE!

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Hephaestus   2/28/2011 7:56:53 PM
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Bravo to IEEE for challenging this. We still live in a country where power is supposed to be derived from the consent of the governed, not the most powerful interests.

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moelar   2/28/2011 3:40:49 PM
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"Leahy listed dozens of groups and companies supporting the draft bill including the American Intellectual Property Law Association, IBM, General Electric, Honeywell, Motorola and SanDisk" Just because they call it “reform” doesn’t mean it is. Patent reform is a fraud on America. What it will do is help large corporations maintain their monopolies and kill their small entity and startup competitors (which is exactly what they intended it to do) and with them the jobs they would have created. According to recent studies by the Kauffman Foundation and economists at the U.S. Census Bureau, “startups aren’t everything when it comes to job growth. They’re the only thing.” This bill is a wholesale slaughter of US jobs. Please see http://truereform.piausa.org/ for a different/opposing view on patent reform.

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