Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2012 09:24 UTC
Legal The failing US patent system is getting ever more mainstream - The New York Times is running a long and details piece on the failings of the system, especially in relation to the technology industry most of us hold so dearly. Most of the stuff in there isn't new to us - but there's two things in the article I want to highlight.
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Yeah. Software patents would lay claims to a bagless vacuum cleaner not a specific design.

But all manufacturers have very different designs that happen to be bagless.

That is where hardware patents make sense - they tend to be very specific.

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