Tuesday, February 24, 2015

EFF's "Defend innovation" whitepaper

Recommendations from the EFF report

In the second part of the report, EFF prescribes six legislative reforms that would begin to fix the patent system. These include:

Ensuring there are inexpensive and efficient tools for challenging the validity of issued patents
Passing a comprehensive patent reform bill, such as the Innovation Act
Ending the Federal Circuit's exclusive jurisdiction over patent cases
Passing legislation to discourage bad actors from sending frivolous demand letters


LBE notes that in a quality system, one spends most resources in getting the product right in the first place, not in inspecting the product. See Deming.


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