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December 16, 2009


In my opinion, patent legislation should be postponed a couple of years until the full effect of recent (and upcoming) Supreme Court decisions is known and new PTO management has had a chance to improve operation of the Patent Office.

However, if an increase in PTO fees is absolutely required then I recommend a flat 8% across the board increase, without tinkering with individual fees.

Fair enough, PP. Let's hope Congress is listening to ideas like yours.

Thanks for the comment.

What about the argument -- which I have heard from Kappos and others -- that, functionally, we have a first-to-file system already? Some claim that moving officially to FTF in patent law would impact so few people that the consequences would be negligible. Any input on this position?


I would like to introduce you to Dr. Ron Katznelson and David Boundy. Their work which explores the position you mention can be found through multiple links, most easily accessed at the Patently-O blog site.

Often we forget the little guy, the SMB, in our discussions of the comings and goings of the Internet marketing industry. Sure there are times like this when a report surfaces talking about their issues and concerns but, for the most part, we like to talk about big brands and how they do the Internet marketing thing well or not so well.


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