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Re: [News] Software Patents Ruined by Bilski, FTC to Discuss Possible Reform

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____/ Phil Da Lick! on Thursday 27 November 2008 10:18 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> FTC Announces First in Series of Hearings on Evolving Intellectual Property
>> Marketplace
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | The US Federal Trade Commission has announced the first of a possible
>> | series of public hearings to explore the evolving market for intellectual
>> | property (IP). The hearings will be held beginning on December 5, 2008, in
>> | Washington, DC. "The patent system has experienced significant change
>> | since the FTC released its first IP Report in October 2003, and more
>> | changes are under consideration. The courts and patentees are exploring
>> | the full implications of Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions on
>> | injunctive relief, patentability, and licensing issues. Congress has
>> | considered sweeping legislative patent reform, and new debates on the
>> | appropriate methods for calculating infringement damages have engaged the
>> | patent community. New business models for buying, selling and licensing
>> | patents have emerged and evolved since 2003. In addition, there is new
>> | learning regarding the operation of the patent system and its contribution
>> | to innovation and competition."
>> `----
>> http://lwn.net/Articles/308175/
> The very fact that the US PTB consider patents as markettable a product
> as any other shows how fscked up the system is over there.

I like this idea of yours, Phil. Can you sell it to me? 5 bucks, I buy it, you
can't use this idea anymore. Got PayPal?

Don't be worried. I can license this idea to you at the rate of $0.05 per use,
as long as you don't use this observation to generate profit. ;-)

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