Patents

by Mike Masnick


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patent reform, patents



Congress Moves Forward With Useless Patent Reform That Won't Fix Any Real Problems

from the too-bad,-so-sad dept

With Congress and the President pretending that a bad patent reform bill is all about "creating jobs" even as there's little evidence that the reforms will actually do anything, Congress appears to be poised to approve the bill. Of course, the bill does almost nothing to address the real problems of the patent system, but that won't stop the grandstanding. More important, it won't stop the political back-scratching. While Congress won't debate the bigger issues, they will be considering amendments that benefit a particular constituency rather than looking at anything that will actually benefit innovation or the economy.

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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Sep 2011 @ 8:55am

    The present system in Washington is broken and I do not think that voting for Republicans and Democrats will fix it.
    We need a lot of new blood there with intelligent ideas.And with the morals you should have when your decisions will effect millions.

    This is not happening in Washington.There is very little intelligence there now.

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