The patent system is embarassing

by Aaron

PaperworkHow many times have you heard or read about a patent and thought to yourself, “What were they thinking?”

The patent system is one of many parts of our society that has to be reformed. Even if the dramatic number of patent submissions has been a result of increased litigation amongst companies (especially software companies), the government should have gotten a wake-up call a long time ago.

So many countries have already reformed their patent system, so it’s nice to see that we’re slowly following their lead with things like Community Patent Reviews. It’s funny to watch companies like IBM, Microsoft, Google, and others treat patents like nuclear missiles. The big boys have a huge arsenal, but as long as you don’t fire at us, we won’t fire at you. However, as soon as someone fires, we’ve got a patent holocaust.

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