Posted Oct 9, 2012 2:52 UTC (Tue) by Max.Hyre
In reply to: Patently stupid
Parent article: The Patent, Used as a Sword (New York Times)
This state of affairs can be seen as good by some people: [...] patent office employees.
I think those last are the key. Some years ago, Congress in its infinite wisdom decided that the Patent Office should support itself on patent fees. This is very like a city that supports its police force from traffic-ticket revenue. You don't have to do anything wrong to get skewered.
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