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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RE[3]: My two cents
by intangible on Mon 8th Oct 2012 18:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My two cents"
intangible
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"If only we have the right people in charge it would be okay" (in this context, "smarter patent authority")...

I dunno about you, but after seeing government after government try that route, I just don't think it's going to work.
Those with incentive to game the system end up corrupting it through various influences; the only way to win is to reduce the power of the system.

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