Friday, July 20, 2007

Congress Changing Patent Laws?

Excellent news for large corporations. They won't have to pay off those pesky little inventors they steal from anymore...

Among the proposed changes in both bills is a measure to convert the U.S. to a "first-to-file" system for granting patents (which most other countries use) rather than the "first-to-invent" system currently in place. Proponents say this would clearly establish who holds a patent, eliminating many costly lawsuits.