Re: So why is Brexit the answer?
> The main thrust of the article is that the FT article
> said that this lax and expensive patent regime was
> beneficial to the UK quoting only IP lawyers -- all
> of whom stand to gain from a flawed and
> dysfunctional patent system.
I'm an inventor, with patents in a variety of territories, and it's the current system that is flawed, dysfunctional and expensive (particularly the last). It's bad enough that I have to revisit office actions over and over again on an international basis as the patents proceed through various countries patent offices, racking up agent and lawyer fees, and multiple maintenance fees, but why on earth should I have to pay for filings and maintenance on a per country basis within europe with the application processed through a single organization but the (significant) cost differentiated by the EU countries I want cover in.
If patent trolling is a problem then deal with it directly, rather than by keeping the currently horrendously complicated system as is.