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[News] Patent Reform Bill a Joke, USPTO to Remain Defunct

  • Subject: [News] Patent Reform Bill a Joke, USPTO to Remain Defunct
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2010 00:35:06 +0000
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New Senate Patent Reform Bill Details Released 

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| Supplemental Examinations: Permits a 
| patent holder to provide additional, 
| potentially material prior art regarding 
| the patent to the PTO. If the PTO 
| considers the information and determines 
| it has no effect on patentability, that 
| additional information cannot serve as the 
| basis for an inequitable conduct claim 
| later in court. The information must be 
| presented to the PTO and any reexamination 
| must be completed prior to litigation.


Patent Reform Bill Released: More Of The Same

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| It still tries to switch the US to a 
| "first to file" system, rather than "first 
| to invent" -- which just encourages more 
| patents being filed faster, rather than 
| better patents being filed. It has the 
| same (controversial) damages setup as last 
| year, which would be useful in limiting 
| damages from infringement, but which many 
| special interests hate.


Rambus says two patents affirmed in Nvidia fight

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| Memory chip designer Rambus Inc (RMBS.O) 
| said the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
| had affirmed two of three patents at the 
| center of a legal dispute over whether 
| graphics chip maker Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) 
| infringed on Rambus technology.



How Hard Is It To Realize That One-Click Buying Doesn't Deserve A Patent?

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| Amazon and Jeff Bezos (who a decade ago was
| a founder of a project to bust bogus
| patents) have aggressively fought to keep
| the patent alive. And so we've now entered
| the fifth year of the review process, which
| seems to involve some rather annoyed USPTO
| patent examiners, who are fed up with what
| appears to be Amazon simply dumping
| busywork on the examiners to avoid a final
| rejection of the patent.

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