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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just software patents
by unclefester on Fri 6th Jul 2012 01:23 UTC
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There is no need to radically change the entire US patent system - just the system for software patents.

The US mandatory patent pool for aviation works very well.

Many patents are non-trivial and very complex. Pharmceuticals, for example, are typically extremely slow (~14 years) and extremely expensive ($500m+) to bring to market. That is why these products need such a long patent protection process.

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