Inventors: Patent Reform Could Stymie American Ingenuity

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    Mar 20, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
    A pox on both their houses. Definitely worth a read. For all that we argue about left and right, there should be a recognition that we are far better off than we were before and the West has a tremendous capacity to deal with the social problems that we have because of ingenuity and innovation.

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/news/patent-reform-could-stymie-american-ingenuity?click=pm_latest

    The Patent Reform Act was passed last week by the Senate, and a similar bill is being considered in the House. If it passes, it will fundamentally alter the country's patent system, changing how patents are granted and what those patents cost. We asked several inventors and frequent PM advisers to tell us their thoughts on how the bill could change the culture of creativity and ingenuity in the U.S.
  • conservativej...

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    Mar 21, 2011 1:08 AM GMT
    I am not as fearful of the patent reform act in either the Senate or House versions as are some people. Part of that comes from the fact that I have never believed some incentions or processes ned to be exposed to the patent process to begin with. Within my organization there are R&D operations scattered based upon the most accessible talent, meaning things like bio-technbology (with R&D operations in europe) would likely first be patented in Germany or Switzerland to begin with and not is the U.S.

    R&D leading to prototype technology and ultimately production in whatever form is a multi-faceted animal.
  • free_mind12

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    Mar 21, 2011 12:35 PM GMT
    Just patent somewhere else thenicon_eek.gif
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:14 PM GMT
    Is Canada perfect?

    You never post anything negative about Canada.