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  •  Generally I agree (0+ / 0-)

    But the problem is not just staffing and resources, but also a poorly defined and antiquated system/categories that leave too much room for broadly defined and specious claims.

    There should be classes of patents, some more limited than others and more restrictive rules on defining embodiments.

    There should also be tighter restrictions against claiming natural properties as inventions, such as one of the cases I elaborated, which is a common way to corral existing (unpatented) practice and build a portfolio of "variations on a theme" to extend the term of license.

    But copyright is even a bigger mess.

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 08:11:51 AM PDT

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