Stop the Patent Process Madness

from the not-serving-its-purpose dept

Lauren Weinstein has an opinion piece over at Wired pointing out that the patent process has become ridiculous – and instead of promoting innovation, it’s doing plenty to hinder innovation. Too many stupid patents are being granted, and any new company has to waste a ton of time and money carefully making sure they don’t trip over the most obvious of patents. Instead of protecting innovation, the system is just keeping patent lawyers wealthy. I don’t think any of this is a surprise to most people here, but it seems that (maybe) the calls for patent process reform are finally getting loud enough to change things.

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