IP-watch: Not All Patents Created Equal, Technology Policy Experts Say
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Date: 28 May 2008 13:40
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She added that EFF is working with open source company Mozilla to crease a wiki-style platform of prior art in software they hope can be eventually used by patent examiners. Efforts have failed so far in terms of patent reform, she said, citing the status of the Patent Reform Act as “dead in the water” in the US Congress for the time being, and asking what people interested in technology policy might do about this problem. One thing that might help, said Berger, is to have the software community share with patent examiners its collected knowledge of prior art to help create a matching pattern between what already exists and what is claimed by patent applications. Another is to examine whether granted patents’ claims match existing innovation.
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