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While I sympathize, this is written as such an all or nothing proposition that I would NOT sign it as is.

"Under the patent office's current activity, patents have been come a way to stifle innovation and prevent competition rather than supporting innovation and competitive markets. They've become a tool of antitrust employed by large companies against small ones."

Amen brother, I'm with you.


"To return sanity to the software industry - one of the few industries still going strong in America - direct the patent office to cease issuing software patents and to void all previously issued software patents."

Uhmmm, no. That's entirely too extreme. I have no doubt that there are some decent patents that deserve protection. Do those guys get screwed? Why can't we just void the extreme cases? Or maybe there's no way to differentiate?

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