[Discuss] OSHW and patent trolls 99cyasr 99patents 99trolls
yes at nope9.com
Mon Aug 19 22:04:07 UTC 2013
One way to deal with this is to set up a database of ideas released into the public domain ( prior art )
These ideas could be tagged so that Goggle could search for them .......
Tag could be #PublicDomainPatent
On Aug 19, 2013, at 3:09 PM, Marketply wrote:
Patents will get ever more competition from openly published, freed inventions, especially the day when there will be a reliable, open technology database available the patent system can easily access to review for prior art.
I've been in discussion with a patent lawyer about this for two years, and I'm getting ready to submit a few guidelines for patent reform, with actual examples. Now the time is perfect.
There's already hints of this entering public discussion.
It would seem that the change to 'first to file' gives extraordinary advantages to open technology that hasn't yet been fully realized. I've been asking lawyers long before the change what this means for publishing (before anyone files a patent), and all replies look good for publishing 'open patents' before anyone can file the patent.
Speed is of the essence. And crowd-powered efforts on open projects have that as a natural advantage.
We only need a Quirky type of organization for publishing high quality open technology schematics at lightning speed, and a revolution in open technology is upon us.
If anyone wants more info on the patent reform guidelines or even to collaborate we can open a new discussion.
(just a founder of Marketply)
> On August 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM Doug Leppard <doug.leppard at gmail.com> wrote:
> What are some experiences with OSHW and patent issues especially patent trolls. A friend of mine who is a patent attorney said that almost anything you do could be covered by a patent already. Recent articles shows of trolls going after Kickstarter projects.
> Any experiences here? Anything to learn from?
> Doug Leppard
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