Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Legal Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
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by JLF65 on Fri 6th Jul 2012 01:42 UTC
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Patents are SUPPOSED to be useful to someone skilled in the area the patent covers. However, virtually all patents today are run through a team of lawyers who convert the patent into legalese in an effort to broaden the patent, and to obfuscate the workings of the patent to prevent people skilled in the area from actually using the patent. This is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE!

My suggestion: No lawyers can be involved in the writing of a patent. Period. All filed patents are run past someone skilled in the field, and if they can't understand the patent in its entirety, it's rejected out of hand.

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