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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    patent litigation, 12 Sep 2011 @ 6:10pm

    senator speaks

    Senator Maria Cantwell may have said it best: "This is not a patent reform bill. This is a big corporation patent give away that tramples on the rights of small inventors." It's certainly a shame that Sen. Coburn's amendment (ending fee diversion by Congress) didn't stand a chance. But considering the current political climate, I suppose it's not surprising.

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