☞ Getting A Clue
By webmink on Nov 17, 2009
While these proposed reforms of the US system are to be welcomed, they fail to address - or even acknowledge - the real issues, which are to do with the way patents are used to support demands for injunctive relief and demands from non-practicing patent holders. Both allow extortion of the "nice business you have there, shame if anything happened to it" kind and need urgent attention, especially in the ICT industry.
Very worthy and very broad.
Excellent news here - I hope they follow through fully and don't find a way to make it closed at the 11th hour.
Great story about using a Googlewhack to monitor for researchers pursing a secret.