An Inventor’s Perspective on Patent Reform

Guy FielderPublished by TheHill

by Guy Fielder

Congress has been trying to pass “patent reforms” that will stop “patent trolls.”

Unfortunately, there’s a hidden agenda behind these “reforms.”

There definitely are some bad apples out there – people who send spam demand letters based on questionable infringement of dubious patents. People like that are scam artists and should be shut down, and the FTC and state attorneys general are already working on that.

The problem is that big tech companies like Google and Cisco are using these few scam artists as “poster children” to support legislation that has virtually no connection to such abusive practices.

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