Patent Bill Passed

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    "Rare display of congressional bipartisanship" - if that sentiment doesn't get old, I don't know what does.

    Obama signs first major patent law overhaul since 1952 - Lake County News-Sun
     
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    Bipartisan. so what did they just do to screw us?
     
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    Processing patents faster is a no-brainer. To go thru the endless process to get a patent that actually leads to more legal issues than actual money needs to be expedited.

    If you patent a better mousetrap, and patent it, its tough to make any money off it. So no one was screwed except the idiots trying to get something patented.
     
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    They all get together and agree to pass a law that looks good and accomplishes nothing. Then Obama gets up and claims credit for making everything wonderful, while, in the real world, it makes things worse by making it easier to sue the real innovators by filing a patent that vaguely describes something.

    This is why I sneer at the calls for more bipartisan cooperation.
     
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    Basically.

    The first to file provision puts all the control in the hands of the corporations with a bunch of lawyers, and takes it out of the hands of the guys who actually come up with the ideas.
     
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    And everyone that benefits from those "idiots" and their ideas.
     
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    They hired a million people at a cost of five million per person. bet on it.
     
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    This is a good move. I had a friend some years back that invented a personal pleasure device for women that was found to have positive health effects that got tied up in the patent process. He made the mistake of shopping it around before his patent was approved and is now wrapped up in a lawsuit over theft.

    Washington needs to trim all the red tape and over burdening regulations that are killing business. This is a step in the right direction.
     
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    I invented, patented, and brought to market a product that makes me alot of money.
     

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