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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Comment by DHofmann
by DHofmann on Fri 6th Jul 2012 01:12 UTC
DHofmann
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2005-08-19

"Patent applications must be accompanied by a working prototype"

That would prevent me from seeking funding for the prototype. Requiring a working prototype at the time the patent is submitted only benefits wealthy corporations.

I should be able to obtain a contingent patent relatively quickly, and once I am able to build the prototype, I would submit it to get the patent validated. Of course there should be a time limit between the two events to prevent me from sitting on the patent.

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RE: Comment by DHofmann
by Sauron on Fri 6th Jul 2012 07:20 in reply to "Comment by DHofmann"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

I agree. Also what if your invention is as big as a house? How you gonna carry that to the patent office? Walking down the street one day and you come across the space shuttle replacement being towed to the patent office for validation. Not very sensible really!


"Patent applications must be accompanied by a working prototype"

That would prevent me from seeking funding for the prototype. Requiring a working prototype at the time the patent is submitted only benefits wealthy corporations.

I should be able to obtain a contingent patent relatively quickly, and once I am able to build the prototype, I would submit it to get the patent validated. Of course there should be a time limit between the two events to prevent me from sitting on the patent.

Reply Parent Score: 1