‘too many weak patents’
So say large multinational infringers and their paid puppets. This piece is typical of this author’s heavily slanted articles. Just because they call it ‘reform’ doesn’t mean it is. Don’t believe the Chinese style propaganda of thieves. Is he part of that propaganda machine? Isn’t it odd how they don’t allow comments on these article pages? Hmmm.
As Mark Twain said, ‘truth is not hard to kill, and (that) a lie well told is immortal’. The truth is for inventors and other small entities patent filings have crashed. According to a recent sample of the PTO web site only about 6% of issued patents are now filed by small entities, whereas historically they have ranged between 50-60% and been as high as 80%. The reason is simple. Under this present regime at the PTO we have to fight to get and keep our patents. While our large competitors get their patents routinely in under 2 years our applications languish so that we must wait 5 or more years thanks to new law which allows our large competitors to pay extra to jump to the front of the line as we get shoved back further and further. Meanwhile, we go out of business while waiting. That our patents are weak is only because of horrendous case law like Alice and eBay which have made it far easier for our large competitors to rob and crush us.
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