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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A simpler solution
by jonsmirl on Fri 6th Jul 2012 00:23 UTC
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Limit the PTO to granting five patents a day.

This will result is only a few, but very strong, patents being granted. Of course there will be a giant fight to be one of the five and big corporations will win most of the time, but they already win most of the time.

For the rest of us life becomes much easier. Out of the five per day less than 100 a year will be computer related. Now it becomes possible to track those few patents and simply avoid the technology and associated lawsuits.

It should also ensure that standards don't contain patented technology since there is no way someone with one of these strong patents is going to share it.

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