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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Let's keep it simple.
by capricorn_tm on Fri 6th Jul 2012 08:50 UTC
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- Exit patent, enter brevet. This covers the procedure. If you have to show a working prototype, you are less prone to horse around

-No brevets on mathematical software, mathematical principles, scientific theories and genes.

-I agree on shifting the burden of proof to the appellant, that should make them think twice before starting something.

- Inventor that leaves the company is still owner of the brevet that he presented in his free time and loses the brevet he created as employe of the company ( we suppose the company paid him to find exactly this)

- The peculiar case of the "invention by luck" is covered as follows: Brevet stays in the company, inventor receives a 25% royalty lifetime non transferrable.

This just leaves us with one big question. What do we do with the patents that exists NOW?
This is the real elephant in the room becuase WiFi data transmission ( just to make an example) has dozens of patents that covers each a slight detail of the system. So who gets it? Any idea?

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