Maybe the issue is allowing patents to be TRANSFERRABLE PROPERTY.

A paste of a comment from another TechDirt article on “New Patent Buying Firm Swears It’ll Never Litigate Over Its Patents” Comment – Nov 25th, 2008 @ 1:27pm I agree. The goal of the whole patent process is to INNOVATE and to protect the INVENTOR against others reverse engineering and copying his/her ideas. Perhaps the … Read more

Patent Reform, Patent Trolls, Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs).

Being proactive regarding patent reform, on the issue of trolls and non-practicing entities (NPEs). I thought the conversation in the comments section of the Techdirt article about Bill Gates working with Nathan Myhrvold was a good one. I wanted to paste a copy here. Peter, I agree that forums such as these are good for … Read more

Troll-Evading Trust Formed To “Catch & Release” Patents

…Companies Band Together as the Allied Security Trust to Buy IP Before Any Trolls Can Take Them To Court By: Maureen O’Gara Jul. 9, 2008 02:45 AM Source: http://wireless.sys-con.com/node/605480 ‚ÄúVerizon, Google, Cisco, HP, Motorola, Sun, Telefon AB and Ericsson have banded together as the Allied Security Trust to buy IP before any trolls can take … Read more