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Update: Patent reform moves to final phase

4/14/2011 03:23 PM EDT
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lkujala
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lkujala   4/27/2011 4:46:54 PM
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Reforming Patent Law is insufficient; we need a new form of protection for Intellectual Property Rights. Patent Law is inappropriate for the type of IP that exists today; in particular IP related to Software, Pharmaceuticals, and Genetics. Patent Law was never intended to cover the IP found in Software, Pharmaceuticals, and Genetics. Trying to shoehorn modern IP rights into archaic Patent Law has been and will continue to be a commercial disaster. We need a new approach, a new class of Intellectual Property Rights, that reflects the particular issues found in Software, Pharmaceutical, and Genetic technology.

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resistion   4/15/2011 1:49:03 PM
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Prior art search should be objective and systematic rather than subjective.

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goafrit   4/15/2011 1:12:33 PM
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Hope it works and will reduce all these litigations that make engineers poorer and lawyers richer

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Robotics Developer   4/14/2011 11:34:19 PM
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It would not surprise me at all. I heard of someone applying for a patent on the ridges that even set of pliers has and it getting through(but later thrown out)! Perhaps it is also a matter of too much work, too little concern for getting it right, and no fallout if they get it wrong..

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fundamentals   4/14/2011 8:15:13 PM
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The US Patent law is not broken in need of a fix. The US Patent Office is broken, and it is in need of a fix. After the new law (if it passes), we still will have a broken Patent Office, and not much will change. The root of all problems is at the fact that the patent Office routinely issues patents without taking the "obviousness" into account. More than 90% of all Patents (including a few of mine) will be considered "obvious" extensions of the "public domain knowlegde" by the experts in the corresponding fields. Patent Office does not care!!! They'd rather issue a patent on an obvious generalization and let the Courts decide by litigation.

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Carlos1966   4/14/2011 5:08:00 PM
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That would be "One thing" not "Once thing".

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Carlos1966   4/14/2011 5:06:35 PM
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Until we reconcile the laws with the clear intent of the framers of the Constitution we are going to struggle in this area. Business process and software patents are an abomination. They impede progress rather than advance it. Once thing patent law has gotten right has been the term. Term inflation has been mild going from 14 years in 1789 to 17 years and finally now some 200 odd years later to 20 years. I wish copyright law could say the same.

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