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3/8/2011 11:55 PM EST
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KB3001
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KB3001   3/13/2011 1:41:42 PM
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Good point VincePG. I have always admired the FTI system as it gives inventors who are not accustomed to the politics and processes of patenting a breathing space. FTF turns the system into a race to the bottom IMHO.

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KB3001   3/13/2011 1:41:42 PM
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Good point VincePG. I have always admired the FTI system as it gives inventors who are not accustomed to the politics and processes of patenting a breathing space. FTF turns the system into a race to the bottom IMHO.

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KB3001   3/13/2011 1:34:49 PM
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I agree with you Robinho. Big companies will streamline their processes to take advantage of this. I think this new legislation is bad for small inventors too.

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KB3001   3/13/2011 1:34:49 PM
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I agree with you Robinho. Big companies will streamline their processes to take advantage of this. I think this new legislation is bad for small inventors too.

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VincePG   3/13/2011 12:30:20 AM
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Congressmen are the first to endlessly bloviate that the American innovative spirit of the last 200 years is what has made America better than the rest of the world. Now Congress passes a bill so our patent system is just like the rest of the world. How much sense does that make?

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VincePG   3/13/2011 12:30:20 AM
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Congressmen are the first to endlessly bloviate that the American innovative spirit of the last 200 years is what has made America better than the rest of the world. Now Congress passes a bill so our patent system is just like the rest of the world. How much sense does that make?

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Tom Mariner   3/11/2011 9:13:33 PM
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Right on who owns, but believe there is a provison in S.23 that lets the big company attorneys file on an inventor's behalf even if he or she won't cooperate. I know the patent attorneys wanted the ability to totally bypass those pesky inventors the Constitution mentions and this helps move the goal posts in that direction. My opinion now is that this is a big company bill. And a little scared of what happened when Canada morphed from FTI to FTF and their innovation dropped off dramatically. But the 95 to 5 vote says my elected representatives in the Senate all can't be in the pocket of the trial lawyers -- they must see something there that on balance I don't. Let's see what the reconciliation bill looks like -- gotta be close with that near unanimous Senate action.

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Tom Mariner   3/11/2011 9:13:33 PM
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Right on who owns, but believe there is a provison in S.23 that lets the big company attorneys file on an inventor's behalf even if he or she won't cooperate. I know the patent attorneys wanted the ability to totally bypass those pesky inventors the Constitution mentions and this helps move the goal posts in that direction. My opinion now is that this is a big company bill. And a little scared of what happened when Canada morphed from FTI to FTF and their innovation dropped off dramatically. But the 95 to 5 vote says my elected representatives in the Senate all can't be in the pocket of the trial lawyers -- they must see something there that on balance I don't. Let's see what the reconciliation bill looks like -- gotta be close with that near unanimous Senate action.

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Lionlair   3/11/2011 9:12:16 PM
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Wow - move it from a first to invent to a first to file ? Say what ? I know of a patent company - don't do design of hardware - on paper only - and bilked millions out of industry on ideas not of their own. They filed, the industry group came up with a joint design for all to use and you know who sued. Wonder if the patent office knows the law. Sounds like the patent mills are winning.

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Lionlair   3/11/2011 9:12:16 PM
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Wow - move it from a first to invent to a first to file ? Say what ? I know of a patent company - don't do design of hardware - on paper only - and bilked millions out of industry on ideas not of their own. They filed, the industry group came up with a joint design for all to use and you know who sued. Wonder if the patent office knows the law. Sounds like the patent mills are winning.

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