Collect prior art only for *existing* patents
Posted Sep 18, 2006 23:23 UTC (Mon) by stevenj
In reply to: Prior art won't solve the software patent problem (NewsForge)
Parent article: Prior art won't solve the software patent problem (NewsForge)
In addition, as noted before, prior art is desperately needed by patent-litigation defendants.
The solution for this is to collect prior art for existing patents being challenged.
If you try to collect prior art beforehand, you may end up helping the patent applicants, who are in a position to sweet-talk the examiners by making cosmetic changes to the claims, more than future defendants.
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