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The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret
jtotheizzoe:

fastcompany:

Late last night the Senate voted to pass the most significant patent reform bill in 60 years. Here’s what the new Patent Reform Act will mean for innovation.

Was just about to answer an Ask about this! This is significant legislation for the “discoverers” of the world.

Hm.  I think it’s good that US law will be consistent with that in the rest of the world.  However, I think “first to invent” is the way it should be worldwide, not “first to file,” even with “trolls.”  This seems like another example of helping big corporations while the little guy suffers from lack of funds to increase his/her pace to commercialization.  If this article’s hopeful statement about venture capitalists swooping in to fund the small guys is true, that would be great.  But how do you go find a venture capitalist without paying a lawyer to draft a nondisclosure agreement and/or without inadvertently enabling (to take the invention to the patent office without you) the very people you are trying to recruit as investors? 

jtotheizzoe:

fastcompany:

Late last night the Senate voted to pass the most significant patent reform bill in 60 years. Here’s what the new Patent Reform Act will mean for innovation.

Was just about to answer an Ask about this! This is significant legislation for the “discoverers” of the world.

Hm.  I think it’s good that US law will be consistent with that in the rest of the world.  However, I think “first to invent” is the way it should be worldwide, not “first to file,” even with “trolls.”  This seems like another example of helping big corporations while the little guy suffers from lack of funds to increase his/her pace to commercialization.  If this article’s hopeful statement about venture capitalists swooping in to fund the small guys is true, that would be great.  But how do you go find a venture capitalist without paying a lawyer to draft a nondisclosure agreement and/or without inadvertently enabling (to take the invention to the patent office without you) the very people you are trying to recruit as investors? 

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    This is a big step for the country, hopefully it causes more good than harm. But, I suspect as usual people will be...
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    Hm. I think it’s good that US law will be consistent with that in the rest of the world. However, I think “first to...
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    Was just about to answer an Ask about this! This is significant legislation for the “discoverers” of the world.
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