Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2012 09:24 UTC
Legal The failing US patent system is getting ever more mainstream - The New York Times is running a long and details piece on the failings of the system, especially in relation to the technology industry most of us hold so dearly. Most of the stuff in there isn't new to us - but there's two things in the article I want to highlight.
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Why not keep it like it is, for starters, but limit the period a patent is valid for. Let's make it one year. Now companies really need to push innovation to stay ahead.

After a while you can make the period 6 months.

That'd only work if you also remove the ability for the person or company to renew the patent. Otherwise, you'd simply see an endless string of patent renewal applications and we'd be no better off.

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