Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2012 00:18 UTC
Legal Judge Richard Posner, who dismissed the lawsuit between Apple and Motorola, posits his solutions to the dysfunctional patent system. "There are a variety of measures that could be taken to alleviate the problems I've described. They include: reducing the patent term for inventors in industries that do not have the peculiar characteristics of pharmaceuticals that I described; instituting a system of compulsory licensing of patented inventions; eliminating court trials including jury trials in patent cases by expanding the authority and procedures of the Patent and Trademark Office to make it the trier of patent cases, subject to limited appellate review in the courts; forbidding patent trolling by requiring the patentee to produce the patented invention within a specified period, or lose the patent; and (what is beginning) provide special training for federal judges who volunteer to preside over patent litigation." I like this guy.
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Young Einstein
by peejay on Fri 13th Jul 2012 11:29 UTC
peejay
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2005-06-29

forbidding patent trolling by requiring the patentee to produce the patented invention within a specified period, or lose the patent;

Preston Preston: You have to have an invention to patent an invention.

Einstein: But it's all in my head.

Preston Preston: Well, what do you wish us to do, sir, patent your head?

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RE: Young Einstein
by JAlexoid on Sat 14th Jul 2012 20:21 in reply to "Young Einstein"
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2009-05-19

What did Enistein invent?

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RE: Young Einstein
by zima on Mon 16th Jul 2012 03:14 in reply to "Young Einstein"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Aussies just have some strange... inventions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xryBXI-wVtE

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