Dave Warren wrote:
> Fig wrote:
>> Welcome to the wonderful world of the US system for software patents.
>> It doesn't matter how bleedin' obvious the idea is, just that they
>> file for it. The PTO doesn't even check for prior art anymore, they
>> seem to be leaving bad patent go through to the courts.
> Sadly the patent office is pay per APPROVED patent. They have no
> incentive to research prior art or deny patents since it is literally
> money out of their pocket.
I think the system would work a lot better if they got to charge MORE
for a rejected patent. ;-)