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  •  Enormous pressure to say "Yes" (1+ / 0-)
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    Every company wants to get patents for whatever it can dream up (even though the patents of other companies may indeed crimp its business). And Congress responds to the desires of companies, individually, in groups, and in terms of the corporate world in general. So the default answer of patent examiners, as a result of these pressures on the Bureau, would seem to be "Yes." It should be "No."

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