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(Wired)   The patent system is broken and it's stifling innovation   ( wired.com) divider line
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3167 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Nov 2012 at 11:19 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-14 07:26:32 AM  
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Here's an idea, limit patents to tangible things. No more software patents, no more design patents, none of that. Also change the law so that patents can not be transferred to an entity. Ever. One of your employees gets a patent? Great, it's their patent and you have to work out a licensing deal.
2012-11-14 02:40:20 AM  
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Shouldn't it be incumbent upon the court to assess the merit of the claim before involving the defendant? Granted you can sue anyone at any time for anything, but if someone sued me for illegally operating a McDonald's franchise, the claim would be so baseless that it shouldn't be admitted to a court. What I'm saying is that the process for filing suit in trolling cases is far too simple and cheap. If it costs very much money and time that the defendant is not subjected to, the plaintiffs will be forced to bring only those cases which actually merit examination, and the defendants will only be forced to defend claims which might have merit. Just seems like the courts aren't doing their jobs.
2012-11-14 01:20:16 AM  
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nmemkha: I'm sure you resident Fark patent attorney shills will chime in soon. Then we can hear the informed truth from people who make their money off the current system.

It's telling that the lawyers are the only ones you ever see defending it. The inventors and innovators it's supposed to protect seem to hate it the most.
2012-11-13 11:44:39 PM  
1 vote:
No shiat!
2012-11-13 11:28:05 PM  
1 vote:
The communists at the St. Louis Fed put together a paper: The Case Against Patents (.pdf)
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