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Update: Horse trading begins on patent reform

3/1/2011 09:41 PM EST
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Robotics Developer
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Robotics Developer   3/3/2011 1:43:21 AM
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I am strongly opposed to the first inventor to file, it should be the first inventor period. This FITF approach does not help the small true inventor only rewards the big money entities by encouraging them to file early, file often. This just gives the Patent lawyers more work and hurts the little guys.

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Code Monkey   3/2/2011 8:45:37 PM
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I think the patent trolls deserve some credit for precipitating this reform. NTP wouldn't exactly get a gold star for "plays well with others" and may in fact have started this snowball rolling. When too many people game the system, Congress is forced to make these abuses harder. They are probably well past the option of changing nothing.

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moelar   3/2/2011 3:28:41 PM
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"FITF that could disadvantage small companies. A spokesman for the patent office disagreed" Small entities have learned to distrust the PTO as they have been hostile to us. Please see http://truereform.piausa.org/ for a different/opposing view on patent reform.

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Dave.Dykstra   3/2/2011 4:06:52 AM
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Great article, Rick. I think we've all been wondering when the horse-trading would start, especially since everything seemed unusually quiet on Capitol Hill on this one. I especially like the patent office spokesman's comment at the end of the article - very well stated about the false sense of security.

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