Yes, fix the patent system
Posted Apr 25, 2011 21:59 UTC (Mon) by david.a.wheeler
In reply to: A victory for the trolls
Parent article: A victory for the trolls
Yes, it's called "fix the patent system". The current system seems to be designed to extract rent from the innocent. In particular, the notion that prior art (in the VERY SAME CODE) is automatically ignored shows how broken the system is.
I don't think it's as hopeless as some think. There are now enough organizations with deep pockets that are vulnerable that they can start to cause changes.
Ideally, it'd get rid of software patents, but if not, making them less dangerous would be a start.
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