Patent Demand - A Simple Path to Patent Reform
Timothy K. Wilson, Senior IP Counsel, SAS Institute Inc., USA
The patent system in the United States was intended to help promote the useful arts by
providing inventors of new technologies the time-limited right to exclude others from the
market in exchange for disclosure of their inventions. Thus, it was thought, inventors
would be fairly compensated for their contributions, and society would benefit by the
early disclosure of inventions thereby encouraging more rapid evolution of technology.
Recently, however, dissatisfaction with the product of the modern patent system has led
to calls for massive legislative patent reform, significant patent decisions by the United
States Supreme Court and efforts for systemic reform proposed by the United States
Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
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