MercuryNews: Tech leader assesses state of innovation in valley
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 09 Mar 2008 18:10
Number of posts: 1
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In a nutshell, basically, the bill weakens patents across the board. The presumption is that, OK, we've got patent trolls, and we need to go and stop these guys from asserting weak patents against companies (to) gum up the works. In any ecosystem, there's always going to be parasites, and I consider patent trolls to be parasites. . . . But that doesn't mean you destroy the whole ecosystem to deal with parasites. . . . So the problem with the patent reform act, it just says, OK, we have a few bad actors, let's go and penalize everybody using patents, which is absurd. . . . What you need to do is find out what's not working and address those issues specifically.
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