Quote Originally Posted by »John« View Post
Aren't patents just great?
Sure they are great, they allow small businesses to profit from their products rather than getting shafted when large multi-nationals come in and clone their products.

How the hell is all this mess supposed to support progress, which was the original intention when the concept of patents was introduced⁈
Ask the judge that told the USPTO that mice were patentable (against the USPTO's wishes).

Does anyone else here think that patents have outlived their usefulness a very long time ago?
Not at all, but the system does need to be reformed to prevent certain kinds of patents.