Reply to post: Re: The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) IS THE PROBLEM!

Apple: Samsung ripped off our phone patent! USPTO: What patent?

Captain DaFt

Re: The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) IS THE PROBLEM!

"Kill The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)."

A bit extreme, and what's to say that what replaces it won't be worse?

Simple fix: A handling fee, based on the company's/individual's net worth, that gets refunded if the patent is approved. If not, the USPTO adds it to the budget.

Now, how often do you think they'll approve a patent from US Megacorp if it means refunding a multi million dollar handling fee?

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