Techdirt Podcast Episode 21: How The Patent System Can Be Fixed

from the (assuming-it-can-be) dept

Last week, podcast co-host and patent attorney Hersh Reddy helped us navigate the many ways in which the patent system is broken. This week, we turn our attentions to the ways in which it might be fixed, whether by small changes or sweeping reforms. For music, we've got more of Destroy All Patent Trolls by Jonathan Mann (CC-BY).

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    Any mouse, 21 Apr 2015 @ 1:49pm

    The one fix that I'd like to see is having copyright trump patents.

    Basically if you can copyright it you can't also patent it. This would kill both software and business model patents.

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      John Fenderson (profile), 21 Apr 2015 @ 2:25pm

      Re:

      I'm not sure I understand what you mean here. Copyrights and patents cover completely different things. There's not a lot of overlap there.

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        Anonymous Coward, 21 Apr 2015 @ 2:55pm

        Re: Re:

        I think he means software patents and business process patents.

        Neither of these concepts even deserve a patent yet they exist!

        It seems to me that he is saying that copyright and patent should be explicitly mutually exclusive, and he is right. And while you are right that copyright and patents cover completely different things, they are not be used correctly! or even according to the constitution.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Apr 2015 @ 4:18pm

    Abolish Patents

    There, fixed and done.

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