Congress Takes on Abusive Patent Suits.
Gee, you mean that a scattered few Congressmen are actually thinking about doing their legislative jobs in Washington D.C.?
i.e. doing those jobs....
- rather than blocking government....
- rather than trashing existing legislation....
- rather than spending their time on selfish political campaigning....
- rather than earning extra pocket money in their home States by moonlighting on government time in their personal professions....
- rather than appearing on Jay Leno and uttering nonsensical garble....
.... as opposed to the alternative of working for the good of America.
and "the patent problem" has been around for years....
Congratulations to some legislators in Congress for finally taking notice!
How slow are the elected political representatives in Congress?
SNAIL slow. They are YEARS behind the times. YEARS. A decade at least.
Take a look at some LawPundit patent postings about "the patent problem", some of which go go back ca. 10 years....
November 2, 2003 - LawPundit, Patent Law and Policy : FTC Report : Bonito Boats v. Thunder Craft Boats : Selden Case : Eolas Case
January 18, 2004 - LawPundit, Money to Burn - Judge Zagel, Robins et al., M. Doyle, Eolas and Microsoft
January 19, 2004 - LawPundit, A Call to Legal Vigilance against Overly Broad Patents being issued by the USPTO for Mechanical Juggling of Prior Art
January 27, 2004 - LawPundit, Indigenous intellectual property, art, architecture, cultural icons and modern copyrights
October 25, 2005 - LawPundit, IP - Is "Intellectual Property" a Misnomer?
May 22, 2006 - LawPundit, Patents Injunctions and Patent Trolls - eBay v. MercExchange
May 7, 2007 - LawPundit, Supreme Court Redefines Obviousness in Patent Law : KSR is a Landmark Case
May 11, 2007 - LawPundit, KSR Teleflex Obviousness Standard Applied by the Federal Circuit in Leapfrog v. Fisher-Price & Mattel -Price & Mattel
November 30, 2007 - LawPundit, Patent Reform Act of 2007 (PRA), eBay v. MercExchange, KSR, Leapfrog : Vested Interests & Territoriality : Justice Harlan I Wins Again for Modern Law
December 11, 2007 - LawPundit, LawPundit Patent Reform Act Posting is Rated at the Postgrad Level - Megaliths.net is Rated at the Genius level : OK - It's All in Good Fun
November 23, 2008 - LawPundit, In re Bilski : Patentable Subject Matter : Federal Circuit Overturns Pure Business Method Patents : Requires Machine Process / Physical Transformation
August 21, 2010 - LawPundit, Mouse Trap Economics: Give us a Billion Dollars Says the Judge on Behalf of the USPTO : Did Bilski Kill Sensible Patent Reform?
August 21, 2010 - LawPundit, Speaking of Mouse Trap Economics, What About that Yarn that Patents Stimulate Invention: Les Earnest Testifies Before the USPTO
August 23, 2011 - LawPundit, Samsung Digital Picture Frame 2006 is Clear Designer Prior Art to the Later "Design" of the iPhone and iPad
July 31, 2012 - LawPundit, Patents, Apple, Samsung, Koh's Court & Jury, Poker and the Sucker: Guess Who?
April 15, 2013 - LawPundit, Patenting Human Genes: Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics: U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument Indicates Natural Genes Will be Found Unpatentable as a Matter of Composition but Genes Worked by Human Ingenuity May Be Patentable as to Use
June 13, 2013 - LawPundit, Human Genes Are Not Patentable: U.S. Supreme Court Rules Unanimously