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Google Seeks Allies Against Patent Trolls
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Drew Conry-Murray
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Drew Conry-Murray,
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4/9/2013 | 11:32:27 PM
re: Google Seeks Allies Against Patent Trolls
A major part of the problem is a patent system that's far too ready to award patents to incremental advances and features, rather than truly innovative ideas. The USPTO awards hundreds of thousands of patents every year. Whatever happend to prior art?

Drew Conry-Murray
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Thomas Claburn
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4/9/2013 | 1:10:16 PM
re: Google Seeks Allies Against Patent Trolls
Google has been pushing for patent reform for several years. But legislation has been slow to follow.
J. Nicholas Hoover
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4/9/2013 | 11:59:45 AM
re: Google Seeks Allies Against Patent Trolls
I wonder what is driving Google's apparent new stance on IP issues. First, Google indicating that it won't (usually) sue unless sued first, and now this.


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