Sick of Patents, a simple solution...


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  1. andruoid

    andruoid Well-Known Member

    I'm tired of all the patent BS from both sides. Sooner or later whoever holds the most patents will put a strangle hold on products we buy and more importantly decrease progress.

    If I were King...

    Once a method of creating Product A has been awarded a patent there is a no loop-holed rule that applies:

    New patents stay with the company who created the idea and can not be sold to another company. When the originating company who holds said patent ceases to exist for whatever reason that patent is dissolved and then becomes "open" to whoever wants to use it. nobody can claim that 'idea' again.

    Simple, straight-forward thinking imho. ...now, where is my crown?!

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  2. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Absolutely unworkable and silly in my opinion. And no crown . . . we do not need any more kings.
  3. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    I wasn't thinking when I read this, a previously patented idea can not be re-patented currently. It is happening because the patent office rubber stamps a lot of patents without due diligence.

    My wife showed me a statistic, only 2% of the products in the U.S. have patent protection and of those 80% are later overturned.
  4. Shinji01

    Shinji01 Well-Known Member

    I too am sick of the patent thing.
    What good is an US patent when its not effective overseas?
    After all, people make stuff in places like China, not US.

    I also hate to see great product patented by their inventors who suck at marketing so the invention gets no where.
  5. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    Shinji, you have to file specifically for a U.S. or International patent but that still won't protect you from infringement by the Chinese "bootleg" companies because it is so difficult and expensive to pursue it is not even worth trying.
  6. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Not sure why you should be mad at the inventors/patent holders. So they "suck at marketing." As for China, SamuraiBigEd is correct. Trying to fight any court case overseas is costly.

    Bootlegs have nothing to do with the patent system. You need support from the Chinese government and a willingness to shut down the bootlegs.
  7. Shinji01

    Shinji01 Well-Known Member

    It's frustrating to be doing business with people who have great ideas and great products but not be able to make money off of them because they are just great inventors but not great business people.
    Maybe you need to experience this first hand as a marketing team to understand why you can feel frustrated about this.

    And I wasn't talking about bootlegging.
    If you make the slightest alterations by a company in china, then it is their original product and can be patented in China too.
    Like Mp3 players from Sony and Panasonic are different from each other.
  8. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    What attracted me to this thread was that I read that you were "Sick of parents!" Boy was I gonna lock it up! That said? Never mind. Carry on. :p
  9. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    Patented in China only holds in China, that does not give them protection or the right to sell over here if there is an existing patent in the U.S.

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