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August 23, 2010


"The source of the backlog, according to the author, is the interaction with patent examiners under the current system, calling the exchange "overly iterative, done on paper, gated by arcane time periods for action and delayed by almost endless deadline extensions.""

I would be proud to call this man brother.

Feigenbaum has made an excellent point in that significant, substantive patent reform is direly needed. It's true that Congress appears to be "refusing to legislate at the USPTO." I won't hazard a guess at the reasons, which must certainly be political. Nevertheless, in the face of congressional inaction and apparent inability to pass any kind of patent reform legislation, it seems that the best that we can do is rely on David Kappos and his team at the USPTO to make incremental improvements. The three-tiered system may be inadequate, but at least it's a start.

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