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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RE[3]: Misunderstanding
by tomcat on Sat 7th Jul 2012 15:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Misunderstanding"
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That is where I disagree and I disagree based on the history of patents. It is very sad that, you , as a patent examiner don't seem to know why patents were created.

The purpose of the patent is disclosure of technique or technology under the promise that only the inventor will get to use it for a limited time. When you say it's to protect IP of the inventor, you are missing the point of the whole idea of patents and their historical significance.

Sorry, but you left out a few details. Disclosure, certainly, but not permission to use the invention before a reasonable period of time and/or unless somebody licenses the patent from the holder. We can argue about what a reasonable time period is, but those are the particulars.

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