Pardon me for butchering James Otis' famous quotation, but it is an attempt to coin a slogan for an idea that has been nagging at me for some time.
Patent reform is a subject close to my heart. A little too close, in fact. I don't wont to make any CLMs here, so let me just allude to the fact that I have some experience with the current patent system and some opinions on what is wrong with it. What follows started off as an attempt to explain some of these opinions and ideas, and then before I knew it, it had turned into a mega-post. Good luck wading through it all. Of course IANALessig, but hopefully it passes the giggle test. Here goes.[Read more →]