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April 28, 2008

Grinding

Congress Daily reported last Thursday that "more than 20 high-tech and financial services industry executives, as well as corporate patent counsels," met "with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah... to discuss controversial components of a bill that would overhaul the U.S. patent system." Proponents for eviscerating patent enforcement are relentless and unbounded financially in effecting the corruption of corruptible. While 2008 may pass with further damage to the U.S. patent regime limited to case law conniptions, 2009 is likely to bring again the beast to savage the integrity of this nation's patent system. A glimmer of hope flickers that 2009 brings a change of USPTO management that returns a semblance of sanity to the agency, and thus a counterbalance to the inexorable grind for deformation.

Posted by Patent Hawk at April 28, 2008 1:25 AM | The Patent System

Comments

Maybe the recession will be severe enough so that patent reform, and the ensuing outflow of thousands of jobs to China/India, will be less politically palatable in 2009.
In the meanwhile, members of congress experience no recession, and continue to pocket lobbyist $$$$.

Posted by: anonymousAgent at April 28, 2008 10:06 AM

I sure hope recession will stop any further talks on "patent deform"
After all, who wants some new Huista from Mshit or a new shiny madeinchina inanopod when people are losing jobs?
And the financial industry should already shut up after all the trouble they inflicted on themselves and the rest of us.

Posted by: angry dude at April 29, 2008 5:53 AM