Thursday, June 3, 2004

Patent Trolls

Technology industry hits out at 'patent trolls'

This is an interesting article about the current state of the US Patent System. In general, I certainly think that there should be a government sanctioned method of granting exclusive rights to use a certain invention for a period of time. However, once the system starts to be abused, it ruins it for everyone. Patents for the mere purpose of using the legal system to bludgeon people or companies over the head, are certainly abuse in my book. This is of particular interest right now since I'm currently involved with several IP lawyers in order to submit a patent application.