Inventing a Better Patent System

If we have to have a patent system, and I suppose it's inevitable for the foreseeable future, then these five proposals would go a long way towards making it tolerable.

The best way forward is for Congress to sidestep the damages question and instead add five amendments to existing statutes that would improve the processing of patents, reduce lawsuits and speed up the arrival of innovations on the market.

(link) [New York Times]

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