Posted by J Matthew Buchanan at August 29, 2005 08:14 AM
How much do you hate patents? I’m not talking about the legal concept of the right to exclude, but actual patents.
The document. It’s structure, layout and appearance.
Current US patents are better documents than their ancestors. But, if you ask me, there’s still room for improvement.
Let’s change them.
Got any ideas on how to improve the patent document? We’d love to hear them. The ideas can be about anything and for any purpose. You can view one of my prior rants on the subject here if you need something to get the gears moving.
So go ahead, make the patent more useful and/or easier to understand. Heck, we’d even love to hear suggestions on how to make them more aesthetically pleasing (just remember not to place that term in the claims).
Use comments or send any of us rethink’rs an e-mail (addresses at top left). We’ll post ‘em later. Maybe we’ll even send them to someone who cares.