Saturday, March 14, 2015

Further opposition to the Goodlatte bill

C. Boyden Gray wrote:

The first known patent was issued in ancient Greece in the sixth century B.C. Since then, inventors, artists, scholars and researchers around the world have patented countless innovations that have improved, enhanced and extended our lives.


For background, see Frank E. Barrows

Ind. Eng. Chem.193830 (12), pp 1420–1423


Gray is not in favor of Goodlatter's Innovation Act:

The Patent Reform Act is also a solution in search of a problem. From September 2013 to September 2014, there was a 40 percent reduction in patent-related lawsuits. At a time when patent litigation is down, why would Congress pass a giant bill that would make intellectual property protection more complicated, and therefore, more expensive?



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