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Old 28th July, 2008, 06:07 PM
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Patent Office finds voice, calls for software patent sanity

Written by Daniel
Monday, 28 July 2008
The US Patent and Trademark Office is a convenient whipping boy for problems with the patent system.

By Timothy B. Lee | Published: July 28, 2008 - 10:25AM CT

The USPTO famously approved the junk patents at the heart of the legal battle between Research in Motion and a patent-trolling firm called NTP. The USPTO belatedly recognized its mistake and began invalidating the patents, but didn't finish the job in time to save RIM from being forced to pay $612.5 million to avoid having its whole BlackBerry network shut down. [Front Page...]
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